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Garden Butterfly Survey summary results for Year:

This page shows live results from the Garden Butterfly Survey. The first table shows the levels of participation, while the second shows how frequently different species have been seen and the earliest and latest sightings of them from the Garden Butterfly Survey (for the selected year). Species only appear in the results table if there has been at least one sighting in the selected year. If you are logged in then your own GBS results will also appear in the tables below.

See summaries of the results of:

Garden Butterfly Survey 2019

Garden Butterfly Survey 2018

Garden Butterfly Survey 2017

Garden Butterfly Survey 2016

Survey statistics

Total number of gardens:828
Total number of records:31832

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Small Tortoiseshell 481 2406 3565 02-Jan 03-Aug
Red Admiral 485 2550 3405 10-Jan 03-Aug
Peacock 547 2544 3535 11-Jan 03-Aug
Brimstone 416 1959 2402 06-Feb 03-Aug
Comma 360 1087 1243 21-Feb 03-Aug
Marbled White 79 213 549 26-Feb 03-Aug
Orange-tip 456 2339 3350 02-Mar 01-Aug
Small White 589 4597 8291 15-Mar 03-Aug
Large White 538 3385 5777 16-Mar 03-Aug
Speckled Wood 283 1252 1639 24-Mar 03-Aug
Holly Blue 422 2586 3252 29-Mar 03-Aug
Green-veined White 294 1185 1568 30-Mar 03-Aug
Painted Lady 207 454 509 04-Apr 03-Aug
Adonis Blue 1 1 1 16-Apr 16-Apr
Common Blue 95 223 308 17-Apr 03-Aug
Small Copper 92 173 211 18-Apr 03-Aug
Gatekeeper 334 1285 3131 22-Apr 03-Aug
Meadow Brown 386 1961 5488 22-Apr 03-Aug
Ringlet 203 645 1167 22-Apr 03-Aug
Small Heath 36 82 159 22-Apr 31-Jul
Green Hairstreak 9 20 24 30-Apr 15-Jun
Wall 14 36 43 07-May 03-Aug
Dingy Skipper 7 10 10 16-May 26-Jul
Duke of Burgundy 1 3 3 23-May 07-Jun
Brown Argus 12 30 34 27-May 03-Aug
Small Blue 5 14 16 27-May 03-Aug
Small Skipper 116 288 472 31-May 03-Aug
Grizzled Skipper 2 2 2 31-May 12-Jun
Wood White 2 3 3 07-Jun 22-Jul
Chalk Hill Blue 2 3 9 07-Jun 03-Aug
Clouded Yellow 6 7 8 07-Jun 26-Jul
Marsh Fritillary 1 1 1 08-Jun 08-Jun
Large Skipper 90 327 430 08-Jun 03-Aug
Silver-washed Fritillary 20 47 57 14-Jun 03-Aug
White Admiral 6 6 6 24-Jun 29-Jul
White-letter Hairstreak 9 11 13 28-Jun 26-Jul
Dark Green Fritillary 12 15 24 30-Jun 02-Aug
Essex Skipper 15 58 227 06-Jul 03-Aug
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 1 3 16-Jul 16-Jul
Purple Hairstreak 6 10 13 16-Jul 26-Jul
Brown Hairstreak 2 2 7 17-Jul 29-Jul
Northern Brown Argus 1 1 1 18-Jul 18-Jul
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 1 1 1 19-Jul 19-Jul
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 1 1 1 21-Jul 21-Jul
Large Heath 1 1 1 23-Jul 23-Jul
Grayling 2 2 3 23-Jul 24-Jul
Cryptic Wood White 1 1 1 24-Jul 24-Jul
High Brown Fritillary 1 1 2 24-Jul 24-Jul
Purple Emperor 1 1 1 25-Jul 25-Jul
Silver-studded Blue 1 1 1 26-Jul 26-Jul
Heath Fritillary 1 1 1 26-Jul 26-Jul

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