Kent Butterflies

Butterflies in Kingston, Kent
First Sightings 2020

Last updated 1 July 2020

Species

Seen

2019

Number of days
earlier (-) or later (+) than 2019

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)

11 March

22 February

+18

Peacock (Inachis io)

11 March

27 February

+13

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urtica)

25 March

12 June

-79

Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)

4 April

21 April

-17

Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines)

8 April

29 March

+11

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

17 April

15 July

-89

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

29 April

none seen
(Note 1)

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

27 May

31 May

-4

Large Skipper (Ochlodes venata)

28 May

25 June

-28

Green-veined White(Pieris napi)

2 June

2 June

0

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

6 June

26 February

+101

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)

13 June

19 June

-6

Painted Lady (Cynthia cardui)

22 June

12 June

+10

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea)

22 June

25 June

-3

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

22 June

25 June

-3

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

22 June

13 July

-21

Small White (Pieris rapae)

24 June

29 June

-5

Gatekeeper (Pyronia thithonus)

12 July

Large White (Pieris brassicae)

12 July

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)

17 July

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

none seen

Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)

none seen

Grayling (Hipparchia semele)

none seen

Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera)

none seen

Clouded Yellow (Colias croceus)

none seen

White Admiral (Lodoga camilla)

none seen

Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)

none seen

Notes:
1.  This is the first Small Copper seen by me in Kingston since 5 September 2009

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