LEPIDOPTERA (Butterflies)

County Recorder: Bill Stone
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A countywide survey was run by SBIS from 1982 to 1986, records (estimated 25,000) are sorted by species at SBIS but are not computerised. DMAP map files based on this survey data have been prepared for each species. New records and additional information since 1986 are added to these files and regular reports appear in the SNS Newsletter 'White Admiral'. From 1995 a new Countywide survey has been undertaken as part of a nation-wide survey co-ordinated by Butterfly Conservation. This has generated 78,000 new records. These are mapped in the Millennium Atlas of Suffolk Butterflies but the full records still require computerisation for further analysis.
There are currently over 250,000 records on the SBIS database.
The UK Butterflies site provides excellent photographs, tips on identification and national distribution maps.
Recording in Suffolk is co-ordinated through the Suffolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation
A series of recent distribution maps covereing the period 2011-2015 can be viewed here
A basic recording form can be downloaded here

Major Publications: Many notes in TSNS and the Suffolk Argus
Plebejus argus (Silver-studded Blue) colony population estimates and changes in status in Suffolk 1985-1986. 1987 Ravenscroft SWT.
The Butterflies of Suffolk - An Atlas and History. 1986 Mendel and Piotrowski SNS.
Provisional Atlases of Suffolk Butterflies - incorporating records from 1995-1998 Stewart S.B.R.C.
The Millennium Atlas of Suffolk Butterflies. 2001 Stewart SNS.

Other papers from Suffolk Natural History
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2014 Butterfly Report. W. Stone & R. Parker (2015)
2013 Butterfly Report. W. Stone & R. Parker (2014)
Small Copper aberration in Suffolk: 2003–2013. R. Stewart (2014)
2012 Butterfly Report. R. Parker (2013)
An update on the population of Plebejus argus Linnaeus over the six years since its translocation to Blaxhall Common, Suffolk. R. Parker (2013)
Butterfly recording between Aldeburgh and Thorpness 2012. R. G. Stewart (2013)
Small Copper aberration: 2012 records. R. G. Stewart (2013)
2011 Butterfly Report. R. Parker (2012)
Butterflies visiting nectar sources in an Ipswich garden. R. G. Stewart (2012)
2010 Butterfly Report. R. Parker (2011)
Butterfly recording in the Fynn Valley: 2007-2009. R. G. Stewart (2011)
2009 Butterfly Report. R. Parker (2010)
2008 Butterfly Report. R. Parker (2009)
Changes in the number of butterflies visiting a garden in north-east Suffolk, 1992–2007. P. J. Dare (2008)
2007 Butterfly Report. R. Parker (2008)
Butterfly recording in the Fynn valley. R. G. Stewart (2007)
2006 Butterfly Report. R. Parker (2007)
Butterfly futures. R. Parker (2006)
2005 Butterfly Report. R. Parker (2006)
Recording Butterflies in an Ipswich garden 1996-2005. R. G. Stewart (2006)
2004 Butterfly Report. R. Parker (2005)
2003 Butterfly Report. R. Parker (2004)
Suffolk grassland as a butterfly habitat. R. Parker (2003)
The Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria L. in Suffolk 2000–2002. R. G. Stewart (2003)
Butterfly Report for 2002. R. G. Stewart (2003)
Butterfly Report for 2001. R. G. Stewart (2002)
The decline and extinction of the Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria Euphrosyne L. in Suffolk. Mendel, H. (1999)
Observations on the Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio Machaon L in Suffolk 1998. Stewart, R. G. (1999)
Overwintering of the Camberwell Beauty in Suffolk. Stewart, R. G.(1998)
Notes on the Camberwell Beauty at Minsmere, 19th August 1996. Stewart, R. G.
The Queen of Spain Fritillary Argynnis lathonia L. 1758 at Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Suffolk. Anderson, C. & Wilson, R. (1997)
Records of butterflies and moths at Brandon by Yorkshire naturalist J. W. Dunning (1833-1897). Mendel, H. & Clarke, R. E. (1997)
1995 - A record year for rare butterflies in Suffolk. Stewart, R. G.(1996)
The Suffolk garden butterfly survey, 1994. Stewart, R. G.
Observations of the Small Copper butterfly at Tangham, Autumn 1994. Stewart, R. G.
Recording Butterflies in an Ipswich garden, 1980-1993. Stewart, R. G.
Observations of the Holly Blue butterfly. Parsons, E. (1992)
Observations on the life-history of the Silver-studded Blue, Plebejus argus L . Mendel, H. & Parsons, E. (1987)
Suffolk butterflies, 1984. Mendel, H. & Piotrowski, S. H. (1985)
The Suffolk butterfly survey 1983. Mendel, H. & Piotrowski, S. H. (1984)
The Territories of Male Orange-Tip Butterflies near Southwold. Collings, H. D.
Rearing the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) in Suffolk. Beaufoy, S.
Suffolk Butterflies from 1945. Beaufoy, S.
Butterflies in Suffolk. Beaufoy, S.
The Butterflies of Lopham and Redgrave Fens. Beaufoy, S.
The Fighting Caterpillars of the Orange-Tip Butterfly. George, W. S.
Movement of White Butterflies. Beaufoy, S.
Movement of White Butterflies. Beaufoy, S.
Scarcity of Meadow Browns. Beaufoy, S.
Lepidoptera Rearing Notes, 1958-59. Beaufoy, S.
The Meadow Brown Sex Ratios. Beaufoy, S.
Some Early Lepidoptera. Beaufoy, S.
Rearing Lepidoptera. Beaufoy, S.
Rearing the Large Blue Butterfly. Beaufoy, S.
Butterflies Observed in Suffolk in 1955. George, W. S.
The Chalkhill Blue. Beaufoy, S.
Notes on Rearing Lepidoptera . 1954. Beaufoy, S.
Lulworth Skipper. Beaufoy, S.
Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary. Beaufoy, S.
Reprint of C. Morley's 'Butterflies becoming extinct,' 1920. Morley, C.
Notes on the same. Beaufoy, S.
Rearing Lepidoptera. Beaufoy, S.
Purple Emperor. Beaufoy, S.
The Holly Blue. Goldsmith, E. T.
Notes on rearing Lepidoptera, 1952. Beaufoy, S.
A New Parasite of the Swallow-tailed Butterfly. Morley, C.
Suffolk Swallow-tails in 1945. Morley, C.
Residents or Migrants? Wiltshire, E. P.
Argynnis Dia, A Butterfly new to Suffolk. Vinter, H.
Two days among the Butterflies of Suffolk. Button, D. T.
On the local Niobe butterfly. Waller, T. N.
An Apollo butterfly on the Suffolk coast. Vintner, C. H. S.

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