Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and the environment
Butterfly Conservation
40 years of saving butterflies, moths and our environment
   Cambridgeshire and Essex Branch


Please send us your butterfly sightings for inclusion on this page

Thanks to all who have sent in sightings.
Please keep sending them in and encourage others to do likewise.

Archived Sightings:

2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  

First Sightings 2016


To best view photos on this page, JavaScript should be enabled. See also the complete gallery of photos for 2016


Hummingbird Hawkmoths Please note that we DO NOT post Hummingbird hawkmoth records on this sightings page. Nationally, Butterfly Conservation collates observations of these, which are passed to each area at the year end. Please send records of Hummingbird hawkmoths (or other migrant moths such as Convolvulus hawkmoth) to the following site: http://butterfly-conservation.org/612/migrant-watch.html

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
February 2016

January 2016
16thOrwell PitSmall TortoiseshellJames FowlerOn cliff, basking in sun. First butterfly of 2016, almost exactly a month earlier than 2015. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
6thJohn Weston Reserve, EWT (TM264246)PeacockSimon & Pat CoxVery abraded individual but able to fly. Calm morning with intermittent sunshine

All page content on this Web site is Copyright © 2000-2008 Butterfly Conservation unless otherwise stated
Legal Information and Cookie Policy
Butterfly Conservation is a Company limited by guarantee, registered in England (2206468)
Registered Office: Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5QP
Charity registered in England & Wales (254937) and in Scotland (SCO39268)
VAT No. 565 9070 16