Far too cloudy and showery at Knepp today. The sun came out at 4pm but with it came a cooling wind, which hindered or even prevented any flight. I doubt any pupae hatched here today.
However, the first Emperors of the year were seen in Oxfordshire, by Wendy and Mick Campbell, and there's a very interesting record from a wood near Worcester. It looks as though Worcestershire is being recolonised from the burgeoning population in SW Warwickshire.
No records yet from several SE counties: Hants, Berks, Bucks and especially Kent.
At present seven counties are showing purple so far this season...