LIST OF BUTTERFLIES SEEN IN NORTHWOOD AND MEDHAM

Posted by NH Admin on Thursday, 21st October 2010, 19:01

LIST OF BUTTERFLIES SEEN IN NORTHWOOD AND MEDHAM

This table lists 37 species of butterfly which there is a good chance of seeing in Northwood or Medham. At July 2009, a current total of 19 butterflies have been recorded.

If you have seen a butterfly not recorded on this list, or any other butterfly not mentioned, please contact me with your sightings, including date and location of sighting, number seen and any other information you have. This list will be updated regularly to reflect any information you send in. With the contribution of more people the total can be increased.

RECORDED

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Recorded

Small Skipper

Thymelicus sylvestris

Essex Skipper

Thymelicus lineola

Large Skipper

Ochlodes sylvanus

Dingy Skipper

Erynnis tages

Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus malvae

Wood White

Leptidea sinapis

Recorded

Clouded Yellow

Colias croceus

Recorded

Brimstone

Gonepteryx rhamni

Recorded

Large White

Pieris brassicae

Recorded

Small White

Pieris rapae

Green-veined White

Pieris napi

Recorded

Orange-tip

Anthocharis cardamines

Green Hairstreak

Callophrys rubi

Brown Hairstreak

Thecla betulae

Recorded

Purple Hairstreak

Neozephyrus quercus

White-letter Hairstreak

Satyrium w-album

Recorded

Small Copper

Lycaena phlaeas

Small Blue

Cupido minimus

Brown Argus

Plebeius agestis

Recorded

Common Blue

Polyommatus icarus

Recorded

Holly Blue

Celastrina argiolus

White Admiral

Limenitis camilla

Recorded

Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta

Recorded

Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

Small Tortoiseshell

Aglais urticae

Recorded

Peacock

Inachis io

Recorded

Comma

Polygonia c-album

Dark Green Fritillary

Argynnis aglaja

Silver-washed Fritillary

Argynnis paphia

Recorded

Speckled Wood

Pararge aegeria

Wall

Lasiommata megera

Recorded

Marbled White

Melanargia galathea

Grayling

Hipparchia semele

Recorded

Gatekeeper

Pyronia tithonus

Recorded

Meadow Brown

Maniola jurtina

Ringlet

Aphantopus hyperantus

Recorded

Small Heath

Coenonympha pamphilus

NOTES

1. How is Northwood and Medham defined?

This definition uses roads and the river to mark the boundary. It closely matches the area of the proposed Northwood Parish Council, shown on this map.

North: Pallance Road, Place Road, Three Gates Road, Newport Road, to Shamblers Copse.
East: Line of low-tide of River Medina.
South: Pinkmead to Chawton Lane, then Crockers Farm to Trafford Farm.
West: Hillis Gate Road to Hillis Corner.

This is approximately 4.5 sq.km (1.7 sq.miles).

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