Identification

One of the main objectives of this website is to help in the identification of all butterflies found in the UK, including their immature stages. This website provides several identification aids as shown below.

ID Chart (for download)

The PDF file below contains images of all aspects of all species, including immature stages and secondary species.


Download PDF
(30.33 MB)

Identification Charts

This website provides "charts" of all of the butterflies found in the UK. Just select the family and stage your require.

  Papilionidae Hesperiidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Riodinidae Lycaenidae
Ovum 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
Pupa 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

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.