Comma Butterflies & Moths
 
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  The following is a comprehensive list of the butterflies that have been officially recorded at Brent Reservoir (awaiting 2011 update)  
 
 
  1. Small Skipper - breeding
  2. Essex Skipper - breeding
  3. Large Skipper - breeding
  4. Grizzled Skipper - 1 record (undated)
  5. Clouded Yellow - occasional migrant, four in the 1990s, regular in Autumn 2000
  6. Brimstone - annual, in increasing numbers, probably breeding
  7. Large White - breeding
  8. Small White - breeding
  9. Green-veined White - breeding
  10. Orange Tip - breeding
  11. Purple Hairstreak - breeding
  12. White-letter Hairstreak - 1 on 20.7.95
  13. Small Copper- breeding
  14. Common Blue - breeding
  15. Holly Blue - breeding
  16. Red Admiral - regular migrant, probably breeding
  17. Painted Lady - regular migrant, breeding
  18. Small Tortoiseshell - breeding
  19. Camberwell Beauty - 1 on 23.4.40
  20. Peacock - breeding
  21. Comma - breeding
  22. Marsh Fritillary - bred in 1700, now extinct
  23. Dark Green Fritillary - 1 on 18.7.99
  24. Marbled White - now breeding following first record on 18.7.99
  25. Speckled Wood - breeding
  26. Wall Brown - bred until 1980s, now extinct
  27. Gatekeeper - breeding and increasing
  28. Meadow Brown - breeding
  29. Small Heath - has recently become extinct
 
 
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