A quest to see all the British butterflies in one calendar year!

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The Hitlist!!!

 

Here is the entire species list of native British butterflies - plus a few of the more regular migrants - that we hope to see and photograph on our adventures throughout 2010. As you can see, we've included ALL of the major mainland races and a few distinctive forms. We figured Ireland was too big a can of worms to involve ourselves with!

Also tagged on the end are the Odonata, Orthoptera and the Coccinellids, many of which we also hope to see and photograph.

 

THE BUTTERFLIES:   63 species with 18 extra subspecies plus 4 additional forms = 85  

           2010:  56 species with 14 extra subspecies plus 2 additional forms = 72


CHEQUERED SKIPPER - new for both of us! - Allt Mhuic Butterfly Reserve, Scotland on 2nd June (PICS)

LULWORTH SKIPPER - new for both of us! - Durlston CP, Dorset - 19th August (PICS)

ESSEX SKIPPER - Magdalen Hill Downs, Hampshire - 20th July (PICS)

SMALL SKIPPER - Heddon's Mouth, Devon - 28th June (PICS)

SILVER-SPOTTED SKIPPER - new for Sam! - Reigate Hill, Surrey - 4th August (PICS)

LARGE SKIPPER - seen at Bentley Woods, Hampshire - 9th June (PICS)

GRIZZLED SKIPPER - new for Sam! - seen on Headley Warren, Surrey - 28th April (PICS)

DINGY SKIPPER - seen on Headley Warren, Surrey - 28th April (PICS)

SWALLOWTAIL - new for Sam! - Hickling Broad, Norfolk - 20th June (POOR PICS)

WOOD WHITE - new for Sam! - seen in south Surrey - 23rd May (PICS)

CLOUDED YELLOW - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CLOUDED YELLOW form helice - will be new for Sam - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PALE CLOUDED YELLOW - will be new for Sam (rare migrant only) - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BRIMSTONE  seen  on Epsom Common, Surrey - 15th March (PICS)

LARGE WHITE seen on Epsom Common, Surrey - 22nd April (PICS)

SMALL WHITE  seen north of Brighton, Sussex - 18th March (Seth) Epsom Common - 12th May (Sam) (PICS)

GREEN-VEINED WHITE subsp sabellicae (England) seen Epsom Common, Surrey - 23rd April (PICS)

SCOTTISH GREEN-VEINED WHITE subsp thomsoni - Killiechonate Woods, Spean Bridge - 3rd June (PICS)

ORANGE-TIP  seen in Ottershaw, Surrey - 15th April  (Sam caught up on 17th in Somerset!) (PICS)

GREEN HAIRSTREAK - seen on Headley Warren, Surrey - 28th April (PICS)

BROWN HAIRSTREAK - new for Sam! - Shipton Bellinger, Hamts - 1st September (PICS)

PURPLE HAIRSTREAK  (Larva - Epsom Common - 22nd April) (PICS) Jubilee Wood, Surrey - 6th July (Seth) (PICS)

WHITE-LETTER HAIRSTREAK - will be new for Sam - Jubilee Woods, Surrey - 3rd August (Seth only) (PICS)

BLACK HAIRSTREAK - new for both of us! - Brampton Woods, Cambs - 21st June (PICS)

SMALL COPPER - seen at Headley Warren, Surrey - 28th April (PICS)

SMALL BLUE - seen at Howell Hill, Surrey - 18th May (Seth) and 21st May (Sam) (PICS)

SILVER-STUDDED BLUE subsp argus (south & east England) - new for Sam! - Fairmile Heath, Surrey - 12th June (PICS)

SILVER-STUDDED BLUE subsp cretaceus (Dorset) - new for both of us! - Portland, Dorset - 5th July (PICS)

SILVER-STUDDED BLUE subsp masseyi (Shropshire) - new for both of us! - Prees Heath, Shropshire - 29th June (PICS)

SILVER-STUDDED BLUE subsp caernensis (Great Orme) - new for both of us! - Great Orme, Wales - 29th June (PICS)

BROWN ARGUS - seen at Denbies Hillside, Surrey on 23rd May (PICS)

NORTHERN BROWN ARGUS atraxerxes - new for both of us! - Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland - 15th July (PICS) 

NORTHERN BROWN ARGUS salmacis - new for both of us! - Arneside Knott, Cumbria - 12th July (PICS)

COMMON BLUE - seen at Denbies Hillside, Surrey on 23rd May (PICS)

CHALKHILL BLUE - seen at Magdalen Hill Downs, Hampshire - 20th July (PICS)

ADONIS BLUE - seen at Denbies Hillside, Surrey on 23rd May (PICS)

HOLLY BLUE - seen in Epsom, Surrey on 21st April (Seth) Norbury Park, Surrey 19th May (Sam)  (PICS)

LARGE BLUE - new for both of us! - Collard Hill, Somerset - 28th June (PICS)

DUKE OF BURGUNDY - seen at Noar Hill, Hampshire on 16th May (PICS)

WHITE ADMIRAL - Epsom Common, Surrey - 1st July (Sam) and 6th July (Seth) (PICS)

PURPLE EMPEROR - new for Sam! - Bookham Common, Surrey - 17th July (PICS)

RED ADMIRAL- seen on Epsom Common, Surrey on 11th April (PICS)

PAINTED LADY - seen at Keyhaven Marshes, Hampshire on 9th June (PICS)

SMALL TORTOISESHELL  seen on Epsom Common, Surrey on 17th March (PICS)

LARGE TORTOISESHELL - will be new for Sam (rare migrant?) - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CAMBERWELL BEAUTY - will be new for both of us (rare migrant) - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PEACOCK  seen on Epsom Common, Surrey on 21st March (PICS)

COMMA  seen on Epsom Common, Surrey on 16th March (PICS)

COMMA form hutchinsoni seen at Heddon's Mouth, Devon - 28th June (PICS)

SMALL PEARL-BORDERED FRITILLARY subsp selene - new for Sam! - Bentley Woods, Hants - 9th June (PICS)

SMALL PEARL-BORDERED FRITILLARY insularum - new for both of us! - Ariundle Oakwoods, 13th July (PICS)  

PEARL-BORDERED FRITILLARY - new for Sam! - Bentley Wood, Hampshire on 9th May (PICS)

QUEEN OF SPAIN FRITILLARY - will be new for both of us (rare migrant) - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HIGH BROWN FRITILLARY - new for both of us! - seen at Heddon's Mouth, Devon on 28th June (PICS)

DARK GREEN FRITILLARY  subsp ajaga (much of UK) - new for Sam! -Great Orme, Wales on 29th June (PICS)

DARK GREEN FRITILLARY subsp scotica - new for both of us! - Ariundle Oakwoods, Scotland - 13th July (PICS)

SILVER-WASHED FRITILLARY - seen at Heddon Valley, Devon on 28th June (PICS)

SILVER-WASHED FRITILLARY form valesina - new for Sam! - Bookham Common, Surrey - 17th July (PICS) 

MARSH FRITILLARY form anglicana (England and Wales) - seen at Hod Hill, Dorset - 15th June (PICS)

MARSH FRITILLARY form scotica (Scotland) - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GLANVILLE FRITILLARY - seen near Keyhaven, Hampshire - 9th June (PICS)

HEATH FRITILLARY - new for both of us! - Blean Woods, Kent - 13th June (PICS)

SPECKLED WOOD subsp tircis (England and Wales) - 20th April - Ruislip, Middx (Seth) and Epsom (Sam)  (PICS)

SPECKLED WOOD subsp oblita (Northern Scotland) - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SPECKLED WOOD subsp insula (Scilly and W.Cornwall) - 18th September - St Marys, IOS (PICS)

WALL - seen at Lulworth Cove, Dorset - 19th August (PICS)

MOUNTAIN RINGLET subsp mnemon (England) - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MOUNTAIN RINGLET subsp scotica (Scotland) - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SCOTCH ARGUS subsp aethiops - new for both of us! - Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland - 24th August (PICS)

SCOTCH ARGUS subsp caledonia (W and SW Scotland) - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MARBLED WHITE - seen at Collard Hill, Somerset on 28th June (PICS)

GRAYLING subsp semele - Arneside Knott, Cumbria - 12th July (PICS)

GRAYLING subsp thyone (Great Orme, Wales) - new for both of us! - seen at Great Orme, Wales on 29th June (PICS)

GRAYLING - subsp scota - new for both of us! - Castlehill Point, Scotland - 28th July (PICS)

GRAYLING subsp atlantica - new for both of us! - Ardnamurchan Point, Scotland - 13th July (PICS) 

GATEKEEPER - Jubilee Wood, Surrey - 6th July (Seth) (PICS)

MEADOW BROWN subsp insularis (much of the UK) - seen at Hod Hill, Dorset - 15th June (PICS)

MEADOW BROWN subsp cassiteridum (Scilly) - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MEADOW BROWN subsp splendida - Polloch, Scotland - 13th July (PICS)

SMALL HEATH - seen at Norbury Park, Surrey - 19th May (Sam) Denbies on 23rd May (Seth)  (PICS)

SMALL HEATH subsp rhoumensis - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LARGE HEATH subsp davus - new for both of us! - Meathopp Moss, Cumbria, 12th July (PICS)

LARGE HEATH subsp polydama - new for both of us! - Kilconnell Flow, Scotland, 28th July (Sam only!!!!) (NO PIC)

LARGE HEATH subsp scotica - new for both of us! - Kilchoan, Scotland, 13th July (PICS) 

RINGLET - Brampton Wood, Cambs - 21st June (PICS)

MONARCH - will be new for both of us (vagrant) 

 

THE ODONATA:  (regularly occuring species only) - 42     2010 = 29

WHITE-LEGGED DAMSELFLY - will be new for Sam - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LARGE RED DAMSELFLY - Seen Ashtead Common, Surrey - 23rd April (PICS)

SMALL RED DAMSELFLY - new for Sam! - Thursley Common, Surrey - 1st July (PICS)

RED-EYED DAMSELFLY - new for Sam! - Keyhaven Marshes, Hampshire - 9th June

SMALL RED-EYED DAMSELFLY - new for Sam! - Cliffe Pools, Kent - 21st July

NORTHERN DAMSELFLY - new for both of us! - Loch Garten Pool, Scotland - 15th July (PICS)

SOUTHERN DAMSELFLY - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AZURE DAMSELFLY - will be new for Sam - Epsom Common, Surrey - 6th July (Seth) (PICS)

VARIABLE DAMSELFLY - new for Sam! - Hickling Broad, Norfolk - 20th June (PICS)

DAINTY DAMSELFLY - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

COMMON BLUE DAMSELFLY - Laleham Park, Middlesex - 9th June (PICS)

BLUE-TAILED DAMSELFLY - Keyhaven Marshes, Hampshire - 9th June (PICS)

SCARCE BLUE-TAILED DAMSELFLY - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SCARCE EMERALD DAMSELFLY - new for Sam! - Cliffe Pools, Kent - 21st July (PICS)

EMERALD DAMSELFLY - new for Sam - Cors Goch, Anglesey - 29th June (PICS)

BANDED DEMOISELLE - Laleham Park, Middlesex - 9th June (PICS)

BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE - Bentley Riverside, Hampshire - 20th July (PICS)

CLUB-TAILED DRAGONFLY - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAIRY DRAGONFLY - Hicklng Broad, Norfolk - 20th June

AZURE HAWKER - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SOUTHERN HAWKER - Bookham Common, Surrey - 17th July

BROWN HAWKER - will be new for Sam - Fairmile Heath, Surrey - 3rd August (Seth only so far)

NORFOLK HAWKER - will be new for Sam - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

COMMON HAWKER - new for Sam - Cors Goch, Anglesey - 29th June

MIGRANT HAWKER - Dungeness ARC Pits, Kent - 5th October

EMPEROR DRAGONFLY - Esher Common, Surrey - 17th June (Seth), Cors Goch - 29th June (Sam)

GOLDEN-RINGED DRAGONFLY - Seen at Hod Hill, Dorset - 15th June (PICS)

BRILLIANT EMERALD - will be new for Sam - Esher Common, Surrey - 17th June (Seth only so far) (PIC)

DOWNY EMERALD - new for Sam! - nr Tulloch, Scotland - 15th July (PIC)

NORTHERN EMERALD - new for both of us! - Ariundle Oakwoods, Scotland

BLACK-TAILED SKIMMER - Keyhaven Marshes, Hampshire - 9th June

KEELED SKIMMER - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SCARCE CHASER - will be new for Sam - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BROAD-BODIED CHASER - Bentley Woods, Hampshire - 9th June (PICS)

FOUR-SPOTTED CHASER - new for Sam - Killiechonate Woods Trail, Spean Bridge, Scotland - 3rd June (PICS)

BLACK DARTER - new for Sam! - Thursley Common, Surrey - 1st July (PICS)

HIGHLAND DARTER - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RUDDY DARTER - Cliffe Pools, Kent - 21st July (PICS)

COMMON DARTER - Kilconnell Flow, Scotland - 28th July (PICS)

YELLOW-WINGED DARTER - will be new for Sam - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RED-VEINED DARTER -  will be new for Sam - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHITE-FACED DARTER - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

THE ORTHOPTERANS:    -  31 species          2010 = 14 so far

OAK BUSH-CRICKET - will be new for Sam

SOUTHERN OAK BUSH-CRICKET - will be new for Sam - Clapham, Surrey - 18th July (Seth only so far)

GREAT GREEN BUSH-CRICKET - new for Sam! - Lulworth Cove, Dorset - 19th August (PICS)

WART-BITER - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DARK BUSH-CRICKET - Bentley Wood, Hampshire - 9th June

GREY BUSH-CRICKET - new for Sam! - Lulworth Cove, Dorset - 19th August (PICS)

BOG BUSH-CRICKET - will be new for Sam

ROESEL'S BUSH-CRICKET - Bookham Common, Surrey - 17th July

LONG-WINGED CONEHEAD - Lulworth Cove, Dorset - 19th August (PICS)

SHORT-WINGED CONEHEAD - will be new for Sam

LARGE CONEHEAD - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SPECKLED BUSH-CRICKET - seen on Bookham Common, Surrey on 20th May (nymph)

MOLE-CRICKET - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FIELD CRICKET - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOOD CRICKET - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOUSE CRICKET - will be new for Sam

SCALY CRICKET - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MEADOW GRASSHOPPER

LESSER MARSH GRASSHOPPER - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FIELD GRASSHOPPER

HEATH GRASSHOPPER - will be new for both of us

WOODLAND GRASSHOPPER

COMMON GREEN GRASSHOPPER - new for Sam! -Richmond Park, Surrey - 6th June (Seth) Sam on 9th at Bentley

MOTTLED GRASSHOPPER

LESSER MOTTLED GRASSHOPPER - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

STRIPE-WINGED GRASSHOPPER - will be new for Sam

RUFOUS GRASSHOPPER - new for Sam! - Colley Hill, Surrey - 4th August (PIC)

LARGE MARSH GRASSHOPPER - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

COMMON GROUNDHOPPER -seen at Noar Hill, Hampshire on 16th May (PIC)

SLENDER GROUNDHOPPER

CEPERO'S GROUNDHOPPER - will be new for both of us - MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

THE LADYBIRDS:   (the larger species only) - 26        2010 = 10 so far   (plus 1 smaller species)

BRYONY LADYBIRD- seen on Fairmile Heath, Surrey on 12th June (PICS)

24-SPOT LADYBIRD - seen on Epsom Common, Surrey on 11th April (PIC)

HEATHER LADYBIRD

KIDNEY-SPOT LADYBIRD - seen on Epsom Common, Surrey on 10th April (PIC)

PINE LADYBIRD - seen on a bus (!) to Kingston, Surrey on 9th April (PIC)

ADONIS LADYBIRD

13-SPOT LADYBIRD

LARCH LADYBIRD

WATER LADYBIRD

16-SPOT LADYBIRD

2-SPOT LADYBIRD

10-SPOT LADYBIRD - seen on Epsom Common, Surrey on 11th April (PIC)

7-SPOT LADYBIRD - Seen at our home in Epsom, Surrey on 22nd March (PIC) 

SCARCE 7-SPOT LADYBIRD

HIEROGLYPHIC LADYBIRD

5-SPOT LADYBIRD

11-SPOT LADYBIRD

CREAM-STREAKED LADYBIRD

18-SPOT LADYBIRD

CREAM-SPOT LADYBIRD - Seen at Howell Hill, Surrey on 18th May (Seth only so far) (PIC)

14-SPOT LADYBIRD

STRIPED LADYBIRD

EYED LADYBIRD

HARLEQUIN LADYBIRD - Seen in Sutton, Surrey on 6th April (PIC)

ORANGE LADYBIRD - Seen on Epsom Common, Surrey on 21st March (PIC)

22-SPOT LADYBIRD - Seen at Howell Hill, Surrey on 20th May (Sam only so far) (PIC)

Smaller ladybirds also noted :-

Nephus redtenbacheri  - seen at a site near Hambledon, Surrey on 23rd May (PIC)

 

And if we haven't completely burnt-out or gone cross-eyed looking at that lot, Seth may just break out his ol' MV Trap and get back into moths again.

Hmmm....maybe we should try for ALL the Noctuids too....  

 

 

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