Kent Butterflies

Butterflies in Kingston, Kent
First Sightings 2017

Last updated 29 July 2017

Species

Seen

2016

Days
earlier (-) or later (+) than 2016

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

19 February

20 June

-121

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)

20 February

24 March

-32 (note 1)

Peacock (Inachis io)

10 March

10 April

-31

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urtica)

15 March

12 February

+29

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

2 April

3 April

-1

Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)

3 April

5 May

-32

Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines)

5 April

4 May

-29

Green-veined White(Pieris napi)

8 April

9 May

-31

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

23 April

4 May

-11

Painted Lady (Cynthia cardui)

26 May

none seen

-

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)

1 June

none seen

(note 2)

Small White (Pieris rapae)

1 June

6 July

-35

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)

12 June

21 June

-9

Large Skipper (Ochlodes venata)

12 June

24 June

-12

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

14 June

5 July

-21

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea)

15 June

30 June

-15

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

16 June

4 July

-18

Large White (Pieris brassicae)

23 June

4 July

-11

Gatekeeper (Pyronia thithonus)

4 July

1 July

+ 3

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

5 July

12 August

-38

Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)

21 June

Note 3

-

Grayling (Hipparchia semele)

none seen

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

Notes:
The above represents the list of all butterfly species I have previously seen in Kingston
Note 1: Since the first sighting Brimstones were seen on most days until mid-June
Note 2: This is the first of this species seen in Kingston by me since June 2004
Note 3. A first ever sighting of this species in Kingston by me but it now appears possible that one was seen last year.