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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:938
Total number of records:68154

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Purple Emperor 1 1 1 25-Jul 25-Jul
High Brown Fritillary 1 1 2 24-Jul 24-Jul
Adonis Blue 1 1 1 16-Apr 16-Apr
Marsh Fritillary 1 1 1 08-Jun 08-Jun
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 1 1 1 21-Jul 21-Jul
Northern Brown Argus 1 1 1 18-Jul 18-Jul
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 1 3 16-Jul 16-Jul
Silver-studded Blue 1 1 1 26-Jul 26-Jul
Cryptic Wood White 1 1 1 24-Jul 24-Jul
Heath Fritillary 1 1 1 26-Jul 26-Jul
Grayling 2 2 3 23-Jul 24-Jul
Large Heath 2 3 3 23-Jul 14-Sep
Duke of Burgundy 1 3 3 23-May 07-Jun
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 3 4 4 19-Jul 08-Sep
Grizzled Skipper 4 4 4 31-May 18-Aug
Wood White 2 5 5 07-Jun 31-Aug
Scotch Argus 2 6 9 27-Jul 24-Aug
White Admiral 7 9 9 24-Jun 10-Aug
Dingy Skipper 8 11 12 16-May 26-Jul
Chalk Hill Blue 5 11 27 07-Jun 05-Sep
White-letter Hairstreak 11 13 15 28-Jun 09-Aug
Small Blue 8 17 20 27-May 20-Sep
Green Hairstreak 9 20 24 30-Apr 15-Jun
Purple Hairstreak 15 23 31 15-Jul 28-Aug
Clouded Yellow 17 23 24 07-Jun 13-Oct
Dark Green Fritillary 19 28 37 30-Jun 19-Aug
Brown Hairstreak 13 32 38 17-Jul 07-Oct
Brown Argus 27 80 94 27-May 18-Sep
Essex Skipper 22 97 304 06-Jul 22-Aug
Small Heath 44 114 195 22-Apr 18-Sep
Wall 41 115 129 07-May 16-Sep
Silver-washed Fritillary 49 161 225 14-Jun 14-Sep
Marbled White 93 250 612 26-Feb 07-Aug
Small Skipper 154 408 645 31-May 29-Sep
Large Skipper 109 412 525 08-Jun 26-Sep
Small Copper 177 493 601 18-Apr 26-Oct
Common Blue 158 516 776 17-Apr 13-Oct
Ringlet 257 914 1607 22-Apr 12-Sep
Painted Lady 393 1597 1959 04-Apr 25-Oct
Green-veined White 368 2296 3350 30-Mar 23-Oct
Orange-tip 487 2495 3578 02-Mar 25-Sep
Comma 508 2556 3122 21-Feb 25-Oct
Brimstone 477 2849 3666 06-Feb 25-Oct
Speckled Wood 418 2963 4200 24-Mar 25-Oct
Gatekeeper 481 3141 8033 22-Apr 20-Oct
Meadow Brown 472 3305 9158 22-Apr 12-Oct
Holly Blue 509 4061 4999 29-Mar 24-Oct
Peacock 682 5474 11779 11-Jan 25-Oct
Small Tortoiseshell 602 6013 15051 02-Jan 26-Oct
Red Admiral 665 8042 16916 10-Jan 27-Oct
Large White 674 8207 14931 16-Mar 23-Oct
Small White 708 11371 24132 15-Mar 25-Oct

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