Butterfly Sightings for December 2018 (Species seen this year: 43)

This page shows recent butterfly sightings in the three counties. By default, sightings for the current month are displayed. You can select a month and year to display from the drop-down menus (for sightings prior to 2018, see the sightings archive page). The first reported sighting of each species is shown in bold red text. Clicking an image will show a larger version.
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From Tom Dunbar : "A Red Admiral was sunning itself on a flowering Hebe Midsummer Beauty in my Aylesbury, Bucks garden late this morning. See photo for interesting range of temperatures."
Red Admiral, Aylesbury, Bucks, 13-Dec-2018 (© Tom Dunbar)

From Richard Soulsby : "A Red Admiral was sitting on a flowering Viburnum in my Benson, Oxon garden this afternoon. Sunshine but only 6°C."

From Nick Bowles : "Several observers (not me) saw the Brimstone that flew about at Holtspur Bottom, Bucks (SU918906) today."
Sightings for December 2018
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