Kent Butterflies

Butterflies in Kingston, Kent
First Sightings 2021

Last updated 19 July 2021

Species

Seen

2019

Number of days
earlier (-) or later (+) than 2020

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)

24 February

11 March

-15

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

28 March

6 June

-70

Peacock (Inachis io)

29 March

11 March

+18

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urtica)

30 March

25 March

+5

Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines)

9 April

8 April

+1

Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)

5 May

4 April

+31

Painted Lady (Cynthia cardui)

26 May

22 June

-27

Green-veined White(Pieris napi)

27May

2 June

-6

Large White (Pieris brassicae)

7 July

19 July

-12

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)

11 July

13 June

+26

Small White (Pieris rapae)

14 July

24 June

+20

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

15 July

22 June

+23

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea)

18 July

22 June

+26

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

17 April

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

29 April  (Note 1)

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

27 May

Large Skipper (Ochlodes venata)

28 May

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

22 June

Gatekeeper (Pyronia thithonus)

19 July

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)

30 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 was 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