Kent Butterflies

Butterflies in Kingston, Kent
First Sightings 2018

Last updated 9 June 2018

Species

Seen

2017

Days
earlier (-) or later (+) than 2017

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)

11 March

20 February

+19

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

16 April

2 April

+14

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urtica)

17 April

15 March

+33

Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)

18 April

3 April

+15

Green-veined White(Pieris napi)

22 April

8 April

+14

Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines)

23 April

5 April

+18

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

4 May

23 April

+11

Large Skipper (Ochlodes venata)

6 June

12 June

-6

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)

7 June

12 June

-5

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

19 February

Peacock (Inachis io)

10 March

Painted Lady (Cynthia cardui)

26 May

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)

1 June

(note 1)

Small White (Pieris rapae)

1 June

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

14 June

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea)

15 June

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

16 June

Large White (Pieris brassicae)

23 June

Gatekeeper (Pyronia thithonus)

4 July

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

5 July

Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)

21 June

(note 2)

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: This is the first of this species seen in Kingston by me since June 2004
Note 2: A first ever sighting of this species in Kingston by me but it now appears possible that one was seen in 2016.