Kent Butterflies

Butterflies in Kingston, Kent
First Sightings 2016

Last updated 13 August 2016

Species

Seen

2015

Days
Earlier (-) or Later (+) than 2015

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urtica)

12 February

2 January

+41

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)

24 March

7 March

+17

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

3 April

24 April

-21

Peacock (Inachis io)

10 April

12 March

+29

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

4 May

13 April

  +21

Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines)

4 May

20 April

  +14

Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)

5 May

11 May

-6

Green-veined White(Pieris napi)

9 May

4 May

+5

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

20 June

12 March

+120

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)

21 June

15 June

+6

Large Skipper (Ochlodes venata)

24 June

29 June

-5

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea)

30 June

1 July

-1

Gatekeeper (Pyronia thithonus)

1 July

3 July

-2

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

4 July

15 June

+19

Large White (Pieris brassicae)

4 July

2 July

+2

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

5 July

1 July

 -4

Small White (Pieris rapae)

6 July

23 April

+74

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

12 August

14 August

-2

Painted Lady (Cynthia cardui)

 

7 June

 

Grayling (Hipparchia semele)

 

14 August (note)

 

Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera)

 

none seen

 

Clouded Yellow (Colias croceus)

 

none seen

 

White Admiral (Lodoga camilla)

 

none seen

 

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

 

none seen

 

Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)

 

none seen

 

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)

 

none seen

 

Notes:
This was the first ever sighting by me of a Grayling at Kingston (though I saw them locally several years ago at Shepherdswell and Folkestone Warren)

The above represents the list of all butterfly species I have previously seen in Kingston