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First sightings of butterflies in Yorkshire reported via the website in 2013 note that sightings sent only to VC recorders do not automatically appear here and sightings not sent to VC recorders may be omitted from reports.

We encourage you to submit your sightings to your Vice County Recorder details of whom can be found on the Recorders page.

For first sightings in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 click on the year

Vernacular name
Scientific name
First sighting
Approximate Location
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni 21.02.18 Hull (VC61) Nick Ballard
Brown Argus Aricia agestis      
Comma Polygonia c-album 21.03.18 Sheffield (VC63) John Ash Wilkinson
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus      
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja      
Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages      
Duke of Burgundy Hamearis lucina      
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus      
Grayling Hipparchia semele      
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi      
Green-veined White Pieris napi      
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus      
Large Heath Coenonympha tullia      
Large Skipper Ochlodes venata      
Large White Pieris brassicae      
Marbled White Melanargia galathea      
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina      
Northern Brown Argus Aricia artaxerxes      
Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines      
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui      
Peacock Inachis io 22.03.18 Skelton (VC62) Damian Money
Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne      
Purple Hairstreak Neozephyrus quercus      
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta 23.01.18 Huddersfield (VC63) Peter Hall
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus      
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas      
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus      
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene      
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris      
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae 19.02.18 Hull (VC61) Brian Pickersgill
Small White Pieris rapae      
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria      
Wall Lasiommata megera      
White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album      


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