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Butterflies


 The Trust manages the reserves for wildlife, including butterflies - with regular surveys sending results to Sussex Butterfly Conservation.

Below is a list of butterflies seen on the reserves and the date last seen.

Skippers - Grizzled Skipper pictured
https://sites.google.com/site/graffhamdowntrust/our-wildlife/butterflies/skippers%20(2).jpg

Small skipper (2018)

Essex skipper (2018)

Large Skipper (2018)

Dingy Skipper (2018)

Grizzled Skipper (2018)




Yellows and Whites - Brimstone pictured



https://sites.google.com/site/graffhamdowntrust/our-wildlife/butterflies/Yellows_whites%20(2).jpg

Clouded Yellow (2016)
Brimstone (2018)
Large White (2018)
Small White (2018)
Green-veined White (2018)
Orange Tip (2018)



Copper, Hairstreaks and Blues - Green Hairstreak pictured
https://sites.google.com/site/graffhamdowntrust/our-wildlife/butterflies/Copper_blue%20(2).jpg
 
 Green Hairstreak (2018)
  Purple Hairstreak (2014)
  Small Copper (2018)
  Small Blue (2015)
  Brown Argus (2018)
  Common Blue (2018)
  Chalkhill Blue (2008)
  Holly Blue (2018)
  Duke of Burgundy (2017)


Vanessids, Emperors and Admirals - Comma pictured
https://sites.google.com/site/graffhamdowntrust/our-wildlife/butterflies/Vanessids%20(2).jpg


White Admiral (2018)

Purple Emperor (2018)

Red Admiral (2018)

Painted Lady (2016)

Small Tortoiseshell (2016)

Peacock (2018)

Comma (2018)



Fritillaries - Dark Green Fritillary pictured
https://sites.google.com/site/graffhamdowntrust/our-wildlife/butterflies/Fritilleries%20(2).jpg

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (1995)

Pearl-bordered Fritillary (2018)

Dark Green Fritillary (2018)

Silver-washed Fritillary (2018)




Browns - Gatekeeper pictured
https://sites.google.com/site/graffhamdowntrust/our-wildlife/butterflies/Browns%20(2).jpg


Speckled Wood (2018)

Wall Brown (2009)

Marbled White (2018)

Grayling (1997)

Gatekeeper (2018)

Meadow Brown (2018)

Small Heath (2016)

Ringlet (2018)


https://sites.google.com/site/graffhamdowntrust/our-wildlife/butterflies/Marbled%20White%20(2).jpg
Marbled White pictured

Click HERE to see a graph of butterflies reported for 2014-2015