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Butterfly Sightings 2011

Butterfly Conservation is teaming up with Marks and Spencer to launch the biggest ever public butterfly and moth count to date.
You can join in and help us track butterflies and moths, so we know where they need our help the most.
Find a sunny spot in your garden, local park or other open space and spend 15 minutes counting butterflies and moths.
For more information, to download an ID poster and submit your sightings please visit the big butterfly count website.

2 0 1 1 Last update: July 2011
Species Earliest Latest
Chequered Skipper 4th May
Glasdrum Nature Reserve, Loch Creran -NN0045
Mike Wilkinson & Wendy Ambler
Large Skipper 29th May
Mabie Forest -NX92737050
Jim Black
Essex Skipper 24th July
Birkshaw Forest -NY117778
Scott Shanks
Small Skipper 24th July
Birkshaw Forest -NY117778
Scott Shanks
Dingy Skipper 2nd May
Big Raeberry, Dundrennan Range, D&G -NX7043 & Abbey Burn Foot -NX7444
Richard & Barbara Mearns

Clouded Yellow 6th July
Loch Fergus,near Kirkcudbright -NX705515
Jeanne Blantern Hughes
Large White 16th April
Castle Douglas-NX765626
Owen Figgis
Small White 10th April
Castle Douglas-NX765625 & NX743598
Owen Figgis
Green-veined White 24th March
Dalbeattie- NX830608
Owen Figgis
Orange-tip 10th April
Dalserf,South Lanarkshire -NS796498
Annette Guthrie
Green Hairstreak 18th April
North East Arran -NR985478
John Rhead
Purple Hairstreak 16th July
Dawsholm Park, Glasgow -NS5569 and Garscadden Wood, Glasgow -NS5272 & NS5371
Scott Shanks
Small Copper 24th April
Dalswinton, D&G- NX 93598547
Jim Black
Holly Blue 12th April
Craigneuk, Airdrie -NS783650
Jennifer Roccisana
Northern Brown Argus 31st May
Pinbain burn, South Ayrshire -NX138914
Scott Shanks
Common Blue 2nd May
Big Raeberry, Dundrennan Range, D&G -NX7043
Richard & Barbara Mearns
Red Admiral 11th January
Helensburgh - NS2982
Andrew Thomson
Painted Lady 7th April
Drumburn View Point nr Dumfries -NX980615
Keith Walton
Small Tortoiseshell 28th February
Beech Avenue, Kilmarnock - NS420378
Jim Black
Peacock 10th February
Portpatrick - NW995544
Greg & Andy Fitchett
Comma 10th April
Dalserf,South Lanarkshire -NS796498
Annette Guthrie
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 8th May
Potterland Hill, D&G -NX792559
Owen Figgis
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 27th April
Mabie Forest, D&G -NX938706
Keith Walton
Dark Green Fritillary 10th June
Glen App -NX06087396 & NX07227455
Jim Black
Marsh Fritillary 3rd June
near Taynuilt, Argyll - NM 989317 & NM 988307
Chris McInerny
Speckled Wood 29th April
Glasdrum, Loch Creran -NN0349
Chris McInerny
Wall 1st May
Portpatrick-Killantringan SUW -NW994544 & NW982560
Mark Pollitt
Mountain Ringlet 1st July
Meall Ton Eich, nr Killin -NN550383
Andrew Masterman
Scotch Argus 20th July
near Ferlochan, Loch Creran - NM935406
Ken Allaway
Grayling 14th June
Polquhairn Bing, near Sinclairston, Ayrshire -NS4715
John Candlish
Meadow Brown 14th June
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow -NS517600
Richard Sutcliffe
& Glenstockadale, D&G -NX001611
Valerie Harrison
Ringlet 12th June
Barskeoch Hill, D&G -NX810616
Owen Figgis
Small Heath 2nd May
Newfield, Lochanhead, D&G -NX925725
Owen Figgis

Large Heath 29th June
Bloak Moss, Ayrshire - NS3645
Alistair Murdoch
Camberwell Beauty 23rd June
St John's town of Dalry -NX626814
John Sale


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