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Garden Butterfly Survey summary results for Year:

This page shows live results from the Garden Butterfly Survey. The first table shows the levels of participation, while the second shows how frequently different species have been seen and the earliest and latest sightings of them from the Garden Butterfly Survey (for the selected year). Species only appear in the results table if there has been at least one sighting in the selected year. If you are logged in then your own GBS results will also appear in the tables below.

See a summary of the results of Garden Butterfly Survey 2016.

Survey statistics

Total number of gardens:1107
Total number of records:32688

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Red Admiral 706 3140 4500 01-Jan 20-Jul
Brimstone 648 2374 3062 01-Feb 20-Jul
Small Tortoiseshell 642 2484 4199 08-Jan 20-Jul
Orange-tip 641 2451 3799 10-Mar 16-Jul
Comma 626 2263 2902 20-Jan 20-Jul
Holly Blue 617 3081 4123 10-Mar 20-Jul
Small White 616 3060 4346 02-Mar 20-Jul
Peacock 611 1976 2687 17-Jan 20-Jul
Large White 567 2612 3765 09-Mar 20-Jul
Speckled Wood 489 2054 2918 15-Mar 20-Jul
Meadow Brown 425 1915 6318 19-May 20-Jul
Green-veined White 340 1230 1749 09-Mar 20-Jul
Gatekeeper 331 999 2336 26-Mar 20-Jul
Ringlet 295 936 2707 19-May 20-Jul
Painted Lady 248 501 604 16-Feb 20-Jul
Small Skipper 142 320 643 26-May 20-Jul
Large Skipper 129 341 635 25-May 20-Jul
Common Blue 125 273 411 20-Mar 20-Jul
Small Copper 101 170 206 26-Mar 20-Jul
Marbled White 99 216 812 02-May 18-Jul
Silver-washed Fritillary 42 68 108 14-Jun 20-Jul
Small Heath 20 40 249 22-May 16-Jul
Wall 20 29 33 08-Apr 17-Jul
Essex Skipper 16 41 121 18-Jun 18-Jul
Dark Green Fritillary 15 22 26 11-Jun 17-Jul
Brown Argus 12 16 21 22-Apr 19-Jul
Clouded Yellow 10 10 10 18-Mar 18-Jul
Green Hairstreak 7 11 21 11-Apr 04-Jul
Purple Hairstreak 6 7 21 20-Jun 08-Jul
White-letter Hairstreak 6 7 7 21-Jun 14-Jul
White Admiral 6 14 53 13-Jun 18-Jul
Wood White 3 5 5 26-Apr 28-Jun
Small Blue 2 2 2 18-Jun 19-Jul
Dingy Skipper 2 3 4 21-May 01-Jun
Grizzled Skipper 2 2 2 19-Jun 25-Jun
Brown Hairstreak 1 1 1 18-Jul 18-Jul
Duke of Burgundy 1 1 1 03-Jun 03-Jun
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 1 1 1 20-Jun 20-Jun
Grayling 1 1 1 06-Jul 06-Jul
Cryptic Wood White 1 2 3 16-May 17-May
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 5 31 09-Jun 03-Jul
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 1 2 4 01-Jul 02-Jul
Large Heath 1 1 2 14-Jul 14-Jul
High Brown Fritillary 1 1 1 26-Jun 26-Jun

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