Kent Butterflies

Butterflies in Kingston, Kent
First Sightings 2021

Last updated 13 April 2021




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

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)

24 February

11 March


Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

28 March

6 June


Peacock (Inachis io)

29 March

11 March


Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urtica)

30 March

25 March


Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines)

9 April

8 April


Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)

4 April

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

Green-veined White(Pieris napi)

2 June

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)

13 June

Painted Lady (Cynthia cardui)

22 June

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea)

22 June

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

22 June

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

22 June

Small White (Pieris rapae)

24 June

Gatekeeper (Pyronia thithonus)

19 July

Large White (Pieris brassicae)

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

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