BUTTERFLY DIARY

 

 

SOUTH

 

 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

SYSTEMATIC LIST

 


 

The Systematic List of The Butterflies Of South Gloucestershire and has been prepared reflecting the status of species and forms believed to have occurred in a naturally wild state within the recording area. The list follows the conventions of UK Butterflies and shows both species and forms. The List currently stands at 53 (50 species and three forms) at the end of June 2024.

       

SPECIES/ FORM*

SCIENTIFIC NAME

FIRST DOCUMENTED

MOST RECENT SIGHTING

 

 

 

 
PAPILIONIDAE      
Swallowtail Papilio machaon 1819 1819
       
HESPERIIDAE      
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris   Annual
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola   Annual
Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus   Annual
Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages   2020
Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae   1983
       
PIERIDAE      
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus   Annual
Clouded Yellow * Colias croceus helice   2019 ?
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni   Annual
Large White Pieris brassicae   Annual
Small White Pieris rapae   Annual
Wood White Leptidea sinapis June 1982 June 1993
Green-veined White Pieris napi   Annual
Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines   Annual
       
RIODINIDAE      
Duke of Burgundy Fritillary Hamearis lucina 1949 May 1980
       
NYMPHALIDAE      
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene    
Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne    
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja    
Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia   Annual
Silver-washed Fritillary * Argynnis paphia valesina    
Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia    
White Admiral Limenitis camilla   Annual
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta   Annual
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui   Annual
Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros    
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae   Annual
Camberwell Beauty Nymphalis antiopa    
Peacock Inachis io   Annual
Comma Polygonia c-album   Annual
Purple Emperor Apatura iris    
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria   Annual
Wall Lasiommata megera    
Marbled White Melanargia galathea   Annual
Grayling Hipparchia semele    
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus   Annual
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina   Annual
Monarch Danaus plexippus    
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus   Annual
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus   Annual
       
LYCAENIDAE      
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi    
Purple Hairstreak Favonius quercus   Annual
Brown Hairstreak Thecla betulae    
White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album   Annual
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas   Annual
Small Copper * Lycaena phlaeas caeruleopunctata   Annual
Brown Argus Aricia agestis   Annual
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus   Annual
Chalk Hill Blue Polyommatus coridon    
Adonis Blue Polyommatus bellargus    
Silver-studded Blue Plebejus argus    
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus   Annual
Mazarine Blue Cyaniris semiargus    
Small Blue Cupido minimus    

 


 

 

 

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