Butterflies of Bexley checklist, status and distribution. Paper significantly revised and updated. Now with photos of selected species.

A new, January 2016, version of THE BUTTERFLIES OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF BEXLEY: A CHECKLIST OF SPECIES, STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION REPORT is now available for download via this site:

https://app.box.com/shared/static/i1xdnau06q7xgjbocbbed1eivttvopkx.doc and available at the foot of this article.

This second publication of the document has been significantly revised and updated since the first in April 2014 to cover the exciting developments of the past two years, including the range expansion of the Ringlet, the appearance of the Marbled White (at two sites in 2015), confirmation that the Silver-washed Fritillary definitely occurs within the Bexley boundary and sightings suggesting that the White Admiral probably does so. Photographs of selected species have also been added.

Marbled White at Hollyhill open space in June 2015, a species that appears to be spreading nationally, and with two sightings in Bexley during that year, could potentially get a foothold here too. (Photo: Mike Robinson)

Marbled White at Hollyhill open space in June 2015, a species that appears to be spreading nationally, and with two sightings in Bexley during that year, could potentially get a foothold in our Borough. (Photo: Mike Robinson)

Twenty-eight of the fifty-nine regularly breeding butterflies in the UK are confirmed as being present in Bexley, and we can now identify a number of avenues for further fieldwork to pursue in order to better our understanding of these beautiful and interesting creatures.

Chris Rose

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