the butterflies of south gloucestershire


The S. Glos Systematic Butterfly List


 

Small Copper © TBOSG


 

The S. Gloucestershire Systematic Butterfly List follows the conventions of:

 

 

 


 

PAPILIONIDAE

 

 

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SWALLOWTAIL  Papilio machaon britannicus

 

 

c.1819: Individuals were believed to have been present in the Bristol area at Aust Marshes, Aust on or around this date. The Entomologists Useful Compendium - Samouelle 1819 p.235 and The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalistsí Society 1877 p.152.  This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.


HESPERIIDAE

 

 

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SMALL SKIPPER  Thymelicus sylvestris

 

 

1877: The first reference to Small Skipper in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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ESSEX SKIPPER  Thymelicus lineola

 

 

1997: Noted in the Lower Woods area at Wickwar prior to 1997. NBN Atlas listing. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

   

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LARGE SKIPPER  Ochlodes sylvanus

 

 

1877: The first reference to Large Skipper in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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DINGY SKIPPER  Erynnis tages

 

 

1877: The first reference to Dingy Skipper in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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GRIZZLED SKIPPER  Pyrgus malvae

 

 

1877: The first reference to Grizzled Skipper in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.


PIERIDAE

 

 

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CLOUDED YELLOW  Colias croceus

 

 

1877: The first reference to Clouded Yellow in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877 p.154 and described as 'very plentiful' in that year.

 

LATEST: November 5th 2017 around the Car Park at Oldbury Power Station at mid-day.

HIGHEST COUNT: Thirteen at Oldbury Power Station on July 28th 2006.

 

 

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Clouded Yellow  Colias croceus helice

 

1996: Noted from the Tortworth Green area, Tortworth on August 12th. NBN Atlas: OR: 548913746. This is the first documented reference to this form in S. Gloucestershire.

 

LATEST: August 12th 1996 at Tortworth Green.

 

 

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BRIMSTONE  Gonepteryx rhamni

 

 

1877: The first reference to Brimstone in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

EARLIEST: February 22nd 2019 at Oldbury Power Station.

LATEST: October 5th 2017 in the Shire Valley, Marshfield.

 

 

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LARGE WHITE  Pieris brassicae

 

 

1877: The first reference to Large White in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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SMALL WHITE  Pieris rapae

 

 

 

 

1877: The first reference to Small White in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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WOOD WHITE  Leptidea sinapis

 

 

1982: One was reported near Hawkesbury Upton on June 7th - 8th. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1982 p.84. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

 

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GREEN-VEINED WHITE  Pieris napi

 

 

1877: The first reference to Green-veined White in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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ORANGE-TIP  Anthocharis cardamines

 

 

1877: The first reference to Orange-tip in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.


RIODINIDAE

 

 

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DUKE OF BURGUNDY FRITILLARY  Hamearis lucina

 

 

1950: Noted in the Lower Woods area Wickwar sometime this year. NBN Atlas: OR: 479177482.

 

1949: Noted in the Lower Woods area Wickwar on May 28th and June 6th. NBN Atlas: OR: 479177485.

 

1830: Noted in the Lower Woods area Wickwar sometime this year. NBN Atlas: OR: 479243405. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

EARLIEST: May 28th 1949 at Lower Woods, Inglestone Common.

LATEST: June 6th 1949 at Lower Woods, Inglestone Common.


NYMPHALIDAE

 

 

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SMALL PEARL-BORDERED FRITILLARY  Boloria selene

 

 

1989: Four noted from the Lower Woods, Wickwar area sometime this year. BRERC Record Summary.

 

1967: Present on Inglestone Common, Wickwar on July 9th. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1967 p.395. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

LATEST: July 9th 1967 in the Inglestone Common area.

 

 

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PEARL-BORDERED FRITILLARY  Boloria euphrosynes

 

 

1974: Noted between Elberton and Littleton-upon-Severn sometime this year. BRERC Record Summary.

 

1968: Noted in the Hawkesbury Common, Wickwar area sometime this year. BRERC Record Summary.

 

1965: Two were noted in the Wickwar area sometime this year. BRERC Record Summary.

 

1963: Noted as present on Inglestone Common, Wickwar on June 3rd. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society.

1963 p.41. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

LATEST: June 3rd 1963 in the Inglestone Common area

 

 

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DARK-GREEN FRITILLARY  Argynnis aglaja

 

 

1973: Noted from the Filton area on June 15th. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1973. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

EARLIEST: June 15th 1973 in the Filton area.

 

 

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SILVER-WASHED FRITILLARY  Argynnis paphia

 

 

1949: Noted as present at Lower Woods, Wickwar on July 2nd. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1949 p.42. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

 

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'Greenish' Silver-washed Fritillary  Argynnis paphia valesina

 

2014: The first reference to the 'female form' of Silver-washed Fritillary in S. Gloucestershire was from Lower Woods, Wickwar on July 26th 2014.

 

LATEST: July 26th 2014 at Lower Woods, Inglestone Common.

 

 

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MARSH FRITILLARY  Euphydryas aurinia

 

 

1877: The first reference to Marsh Fritillary in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877 p.156 at Almondsbury sometime that year.

 

 

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WHITE ADMIRAL  Limenitis camilla

 

 

1949: Present at Lower Woods, Wickwar on July 2nd. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1949 p.42. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

 

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RED ADMIRAL  Vanessa atalanta

 

 

1877: The first reference to Red Admiral in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

EARLIEST: January 10th 2018 at Bradley Stoke.

 

 

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PAINTED LADY  Vanessa cardui

 

 

1877: The first reference to Painted Lady in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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LARGE TORTOISESHELL  Nymphalis polychloros

 

1990: Noted from Filton Railway Embankment and Garden in the Harry Stoke area sometime this year. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 548531691.

 

1981: A specimen was present in a private garden in Thornbury sometime in August. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1981 p.69. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

LATEST: August 1981 in a private garden at Thornbury.

 

 

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SMALL TORTOISESHELL  Aglais urticae

 

 

1877: The first reference to Small Tortoiseshell in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

EARLIEST: February 15th 2019 at Highfield Farm near Wick.

 

 

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CAMBERWELL BEAUTY  Nymphalis antiopa

 

2017: One was both seen and photographed at the Gloucester Wildlife Trust - Lower Woods Reserve, Wickwar around mid-day on June 22nd. Seen by at least two observers it spent an all too brief time on Horton Great Trench around ST: 744 875. Putatively a released specimen!

 

2004: One reported from the Willsbridge Mill/ Siston Brook area at Willsbridge on August 27th. ST: 66 70. NBN Atlas - Occurrence record 548304957.

 

1995: One was reported from the Broad Croft area at Bradley Stoke on August 22nd. ST: 614 828. NBN Atlas - Occurrence record 549103924.

 

1991: One was reported from Filton Railway Embankment and Garden sometime that year. ST: 61 79. NBN Atlas - Occurrence record 549043600.

 

1877: One was reported from a private garden at Downend, Bristol sometime in August of that year. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

1875: One reported on August 5th near Berkeley Road Station, Staple Hill. ST: 64 76. NBN Atlas - Occurrence record 549079093. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

EARLIEST: June 22nd 2017 at Lower Woods, Inglestone Common.

LATEST: August 27th 2004 at Willsbridge.

 

 

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PEACOCK  Inachis io

 

 

1877: The first reference to Peacock in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

EARLIEST: February 7th 2017 at Oldbury Power Station.

 

 

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COMMA  Polygonia c-album

 

 

1877: The first reference to Comma in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

EARLIEST: February 14th 2019 at Willsbridge.

 

 

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PURPLE EMPEROR  Apatura iris

 

 

1993: One seen between West Littleton and Dyrham sometime this year. BRERC Record Summary.

 

1989: Two seen at Lower Woods, Wickwar sometime during the summer of this year. The Lower Woods NNR Guide as of 1989. BRERC Record Summary. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

 

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SPECKLED WOOD  Pararge aegeria

 

 

1877: The first reference to Speckled Wood in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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WALL  Lasiommata megera

 

 

1877: The first reference to the Wall in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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MARBLED WHITE  Melanargia galathea

 

 

1949: The first reference to Marbled White in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1950 p.194 when individuals were reported from the recording area in July 1949.

 

 

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GRAYLING  Hipparchia semele

 

 

1877: The first reference to Grayling in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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GATEKEEPER  Pyronia tithonus

 

 

1877: The first reference to Gatekeeper in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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MEADOW BROWN  Maniola jurtina

 

 

1877: The first reference to Meadow Brown in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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MONARCH  Danaus plexippus

 

1983: A female was noted at Hinton Hill, Dyrham on September 18th. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1983 p.53. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

 

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RINGLET  Aphantopus hyperantus

 

 

1877: The first reference to Ringlet in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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SMALL HEATH  Coenonympha pamphilus

 

 

1877: The first reference to Small Heath in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.


LYCAENIDAE

 

 

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GREEN HAIRSTREAK  Callophrys rubi

 

 

1877: The first reference to Green Hairstreak in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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PURPLE HAIRSTREAK  Favonius quercus

 

 

1877: The first reference to Purple Hairstreak in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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BROWN HAIRSTREAK  Thecla betulae

 

 

1983: Reported from Inglestone Common, Wickwar on September 3rd. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 548860529.

 

1980: Reported from Inglestone Common, Wickwar sometime this year. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 479266838.

 

1979: Reported from Inglestone Common, Wickwar in the Spring of this year. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1979 p.76.

 

1978: Reported from Lower Woods, Wickwar sometime this year. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 479144894.

 

1973: Reported from the Leyhill area sometime this year. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 479190771.

 

EARLIEST: Spring 1979 in the Inglestone Common area.

LATEST: September 3rd 1983 in the Inglestone Common area.

 

 

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WHITE-LETTER HAIRSTREAK  Satyrium w-album

 

 

1867: Noted from the Hill area sometime this year. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877 p.159. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

 

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SMALL COPPER  Lycaena phlaeas

 

 

1877: The first reference to Small Copper in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

LATEST: October 20th 2017 at Oldbury Power Station.

 

 

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Small Copper  Lycaena phlaeas caeruleopunctata

 

 

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BROWN ARGUS  Aricia agestisi

 

 

1877: The first reference to Brown Argus in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

 

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COMMON BLUE  Polyommatus icarus

 

 

1877: The first reference to Common Blue in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

 

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CHALK HILL BLUE  Polyommatus coridon

 

 

2004: Noted from the Rangeworthy area on August 17th. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 548017731.

 

1982: Noted from the Beek's Lane, Marshfield area sometime this year. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 479112333. Noted from the Hawkesbury area sometime this year. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 479242543. Noted from the Lower Woods/ Inglestone Common area sometime this year. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 493651272.

 

1977: Noted from from Inglestone Common, Wickwar on August 3rd. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 548650161.

 

1967: Noted from from Inglestone Common, Wickwar on August 5th. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1967 p.397. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

LATEST: August 17th 2004 in the Rangeworthy area.

 

 

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ADONIS BLUE  Polyommatus bellargus

 

 

1976: Noted from Lower Woods, Wickwar at ST: 746 881 sometime this year. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 479135494.

 

1965: Noted from Inglestone Common on May 13th. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 549349200.

 

1962: Noted from Filton Golf Course, Filton on June 28th. The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1962 p.337. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

EARLIEST: May 13th 1965 in the Inglestone Common area.

LATEST: June 28th 1962 in the Filton area.

 

 

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SILVER-STUDDED BLUE  Plebejus argus

 

 

1979: Three males noted in Horton Great Trench, Lower Woods, Wickwar sometime this year. The Lower Woods Nature Reserve Guide and Species List 2nd Edition 2003.

 

1960: Noted in the Horton Common area in the 1960's. The Lower Woods Nature Reserve Guide and Species List 2nd Edition 2003.

 

1950: Noted in the Hawkesbury Upton area in the 1950's. The Lower Woods Nature Reserve Guide and Species List 2nd Edition 2003. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

 

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HOLLY BLUE  Celastrina argiolus

 

 

1877: The first reference to Holly Blue in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.

 

EARLIEST: March 24th 2017 in the Alveston area.

 

 

MAZARINE BLUE  Cyaniris semiargus

 

1920: Noted from the Horton area probably at Bushes Lane between Mapleridge Lane and Vinney Lane sometime this year. NBN Atlas: Occurrence record 479309454. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

 

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SMALL BLUE  Cupido minimus

 

 

1877: The first reference to Small Blue in S. Gloucestershire was documented in The Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists Society 1877.