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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:31782

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Silver-studded Blue 1 1 1 26-Jul 26-Jul
Heath Fritillary 1 1 1 26-Jul 26-Jul
Purple Emperor 1 1 1 25-Jul 25-Jul
Cryptic Wood White 1 1 1 24-Jul 24-Jul
High Brown Fritillary 1 1 2 24-Jul 24-Jul
Grayling 2 2 3 23-Jul 24-Jul
Large Heath 1 1 1 23-Jul 23-Jul
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 1 1 1 21-Jul 21-Jul
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 1 1 1 19-Jul 19-Jul
Northern Brown Argus 1 1 1 18-Jul 18-Jul
Brown Hairstreak 2 2 7 17-Jul 29-Jul
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 1 3 16-Jul 16-Jul
Purple Hairstreak 6 10 13 16-Jul 26-Jul
Essex Skipper 15 58 227 06-Jul 03-Aug
Dark Green Fritillary 12 15 24 30-Jun 02-Aug
White-letter Hairstreak 9 11 13 28-Jun 26-Jul
White Admiral 6 6 6 24-Jun 29-Jul
Silver-washed Fritillary 20 47 57 14-Jun 03-Aug
Large Skipper 90 327 430 08-Jun 03-Aug
Marsh Fritillary 1 1 1 08-Jun 08-Jun
Clouded Yellow 6 7 8 07-Jun 26-Jul
Chalk Hill Blue 2 3 9 07-Jun 03-Aug
Wood White 2 3 3 07-Jun 22-Jul
Grizzled Skipper 2 2 2 31-May 12-Jun
Small Skipper 116 288 472 31-May 03-Aug
Small Blue 5 14 16 27-May 03-Aug
Brown Argus 12 30 34 27-May 03-Aug
Duke of Burgundy 1 3 3 23-May 07-Jun
Dingy Skipper 7 10 10 16-May 26-Jul
Wall 14 36 43 07-May 03-Aug
Green Hairstreak 9 20 24 30-Apr 15-Jun
Small Heath 36 82 159 22-Apr 31-Jul
Ringlet 203 644 1166 22-Apr 03-Aug
Gatekeeper 333 1278 3122 22-Apr 03-Aug
Meadow Brown 386 1958 5485 22-Apr 03-Aug
Small Copper 92 173 211 18-Apr 03-Aug
Common Blue 95 223 308 17-Apr 03-Aug
Adonis Blue 1 1 1 16-Apr 16-Apr
Painted Lady 207 453 507 04-Apr 03-Aug
Green-veined White 294 1184 1567 30-Mar 03-Aug
Holly Blue 422 2585 3251 29-Mar 03-Aug
Speckled Wood 283 1252 1639 24-Mar 03-Aug
Large White 538 3376 5765 16-Mar 03-Aug
Small White 589 4584 8262 15-Mar 03-Aug
Orange-tip 456 2339 3350 02-Mar 01-Aug
Marbled White 79 213 549 26-Feb 03-Aug
Comma 360 1087 1243 21-Feb 03-Aug
Brimstone 415 1957 2400 06-Feb 03-Aug
Peacock 547 2540 3525 11-Jan 03-Aug
Red Admiral 485 2544 3391 10-Jan 03-Aug
Small Tortoiseshell 481 2404 3563 02-Jan 03-Aug

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