Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity with a national membership of over 14,000. The Society is dedicated to the conservation of butterflies, moths and their habitats.
Butterfly taxonomy (classification) The skippers The swallowtails The whites The hairstreaks, coppers and blues. Includes the Duke of Burgundy. The nymphalids, fritillaries and browns. Includes the Monarch.

Identification

One of the main objectives of this website is to provide an aid in identifying butterflies found in the UK. This website provides several identification aids:

Quick ID

Looking to ID a butterfly? Just click on the graphic below!

Identification Charts

This website provides "charts" of all of the butterflies found in the UK. Select the family and stage your require. For example, if you want to see all UK butterflies, then click the chart for "All Families" and "imago".

  All Families Papilionidae Hesperiidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Riodinidae Lycaenidae
All Stages Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart
Ovum Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart
Larva Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart
Pupa Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart
Imago Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart Show Chart

Species Listing

Click here to return to the home page where all species are listed. Click on the appropriate species name.

Forums

Click here to visit the forums, where you can post a question to your fellow website visitors. Click on the Identification forum.

And Finally ...

Remember that your critter may be a moth! In which case, take a look at the moths gallery and, failing that, the UK Moths website.


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