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Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch
Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Sightings 2019

Welcome to the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch sightings page for butterfly and moth news from around the area

Archive  2018  2017 (Jan-Jun)  2017 (Jul-Dec) 2001-2016

Email Peter Clarke (peter.clarke4@ntlworld.com) and send in your news.

Please include grid reference (6 digits preferred but 4 digits will do) or post code for your sightings. Grid reference can be obtained here. Most, if not all, sightings listed here with sufficient detail given, will be added to the branch database but see note below.

You can use the iRecord app to submit your records. Alternatively, you can enter your records using a spreadsheet which can be downloaded here for butterflies or moths. More details can be found on the General Recording page for butterflies and Moth pages for moths.

NOTE: To avoid any duplication, if you are submitting records to the Branch Recorder (Andrew Wood) and also have any of them listed on the sightings page please let the Branch Recorder know.

Photos are welcome and a selection will be posted on this webpage but please keep these to a reasonably small size. Provide a link if your photo is on an external application like Flickr. Alternatively post your photo on Facebook.

First sightings 2019
Peacock8 Jan   
For more details see Branch first sightings page


Date Description Recorder
14 Jan Male Spring Usher settled SW edge of Rough Lot, Trent Park this morning in sunshine - much darker individual than the one the other day Robert Callf
12 Jan Male Spring Usher at ASDA Southgate - the first moth I have seen here since new lights were installed in the autumn, also a Winter Moth at bus-stop shelter at Chase Road/Charter Way N14 a few days ago Robert Callf
8 Jan 1 Peacock flying and landing in a furled umbrella on a table outside the Platform public house, Letchworth TL217326 David Inward
3 Jan 3 Peacocks and 13 Small Tortoiseshells hibernating in my shed in St Albans this morning. Pleased to see they have come through the winter safely so far Malcolm Hull
1 Jan Two Brown Hairstreak eggs on blackthorn in Fryent Country Park. Also 11 Blue-bordered Carpet eggs Andrew Middleton
Peacock Letchworth 8 Jan

Peacock © David Inward 8 Jan

Peacocks hibernating St Albans 3 Jan

Peacocks hibernating © Malcolm Hull 3 Jan

Brown Hairstreak egg Fryent Country Park 1 Jan

Brown Hairstreak egg © Andrew Middleton 1 Jan

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