It was no surprise at all to learn that the first immigrants of the year had been recorded by Mick Scott on St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, where a Dark Sword-grass and White-speck came to light on the night of 1st January. On 2nd, he recorded the first Rusty-dot Pearl and Silver Y of the year; and on 3rd, a Pearly Underwing. A Humming-bird Hawk-moth was observed feeding on Veronica in Southampton, Hampshire on 10th. On 19th, a Rush Veneer came to light at Longstone, St Mary's, with a Gem there on 20th.
|Species||Total for Month||Location|
|Rusty-dot Pearl||21||Cornwall and IOS (20), Dorset (1)|
|Rush Veneer||2||Cornwall and IOS|
|Gem||2||Cornwall and IOS|
|Dark Sword-grass||6||Cornwall and IOS (5), Isle of Man (1)|
|Pearly Underwing||3||Cornwall and IOS|
|White-speck||66||Cornwall and IOS (65), Guernsey (1)|
|Silver Y||10||Cornwall and IOS (8), Dorset (1), Ireland (1)|
|Rush Veneer: Taken at light, Longstone, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly on 19th January. (Photo: M. Scott)|
Two Red Admiral were observed on the wing at Romsey and New Milton, Hampshire on 6th; at Knebworth, Hertfordshire on 11th; and Gosport, Hampshire on 17th and 18th. A total of five Painted Lady were observed on 18th - at Sidmouth, Devon, and Fowey, St Ives, Polruan, and the Lizard, in Cornwall. On 24th, two butterflies were seen at East Prawle, Devon and on the Lizard, Cornwall.