Steven Cheshire's British Butterflies
British Butterflies: Species: Flight Chart for January:
British Butterflies in January

During January, many butterfly species over winter as eggs, larvae or pupae with only a few species over wintering as adult butterflies. Of these, most hibernate in tree hollows, sheds, outhouses, barns and houses. Only on clear sunny days with temperatures above 10° are you likely to get the rare chance to encounter a butterfly.

Its a risky strategy... if the temperature falls quickly, individuals which have become active may die unless they find warmth and shelter.

As the effects of global warming increase, so have the number of winter butterfly sightings with more records occurring over the last 5 years.

Butterflies in January Butterflies in February Butterflies in March Butterflies in April Butterflies in May Butterflies in June
Butterflies in July Butterflies in August Butterflies in September Butterflies in October Butterflies in November Butterflies in December
Key to charts
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Brimstone
Brimstone
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Peacock
Peacock
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Red Admiral
Red Admiral
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember