Scarce Swallowtail
Small Apollo
Southern Festoon
Spanish Festoon
Tiger Swallowtail



Chequered Skipper
Dingy Skipper
Essex Skipper
Fiery Skipper
Grizzled Skipper
Large Chequered Skipper
Large Skipper
Lulworth Skipper
Mallow Skipper
Oberthür's Grizzled Skipper
Shy Saliana
Silver-spotted Skipper
Small Skipper



Bath White
Berger's Clouded Yellow
Black-veined White
Clouded Yellow
Cryptic Wood White
Dappled White
Green-veined White
Large White
Moorland Clouded Yellow
Pale Clouded Yellow
Small White
Wood White



Albin's Hampstead Eye
Almond-eyed Ringlet
American Painted Lady
Arran Brown
Blue Pansy
Camberwell Beauty
Cassia's Owl-butterfly
Dark Green Fritillary
False Grayling
Glanville Fritillary
Great Spangled Fritillary
Heath Fritillary
High Brown Fritillary
Illioneus Giant Owl
Indian Red Admiral
Large Heath
Large Tortoiseshell
Large Wall
Lesser Purple Emperor
Marbled White
Marsh Fritillary
Meadow Brown
Mediterranean Fritillary
Mountain Ringlet
Niobe Fritillary
Painted Lady
Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Purple Emperor
Queen of Spain Fritillary
Red Admiral
Scarce Tortoiseshell
Scotch Argus
Silver-washed Fritillary
Small Brown Shoemaker
Small Heath
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Small Tortoiseshell
Speckled Wood
Spotted Fritillary
Tamarindi Owlet
Weaver's Fritillary
White Admiral
Woodland Grayling



Duke of Burgundy



Adonis Blue
Black Hairstreak
Blue Spot Hairstreak
Brown Argus
Brown Hairstreak
Chalk Hill Blue
Common Blue
Geranium Bronze
Gray Hairstreak
Green Hairstreak
Green-underside Blue
Holly Blue
Ilex Hairstreak
Lang's Short-tailed Blue
Large Blue
Large Copper
Long-tailed Blue
Mazarine Blue
Northern Brown Argus
Purple Hairstreak
Purple-edged Copper
Purple-shot Copper
Scarce Copper
Short-tailed Blue
Silver-studded Blue
Slate Flash
Small Blue
Small Copper
Sooty Copper
Turquoise Blue
White-letter Hairstreak

Key: Primary, Secondary

UK Butterflies Annual Photography Competition

Posted on September 1, 2017

The UK Butterflies 2017 Photography Competition is now open for entries! In keeping with the online nature of the UK Butterflies website, the competition itself will be conducted entirely over the web. The competition closes on November 30th and the winning photos will be announced in early December. The overall winner will receive a copy of The Video Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland (DVD) which has been kindly donated by NatureGuides. Click here for information on how to enter.

Latest Issue of Butterfly Magazine

Posted on November 10, 2017

The Autumn 2017 issue of Butterfly, Butterfly Conservation's magazine is now out. As usual, plenty of news and also excellent articles that include the results of the Big Butterfly Count, tips on how to distinguish the various species of fritillary, the Grizzled Skipper in Wales, the Large Blue and Duke of Burgundy in the Cotswolds and management of the Morecambe Bay limestones. Not a Butterfly Conservation member? Click here to enter the Butterfly Conservation website where you can find joining instructions.

A Review of A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America

Posted on November 1, 2017

From the publisher: This is a revised second edition of the most detailed, comprehensive, and user-friendly photographic field guide to the butterflies of North America. Written by Jeffrey Glassberg, the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies, the guide covers all known species, beautifully illustrating them with 3,500 large, gorgeous color photographs - the very best images available. This second edition includes more than 500 new photos and updated text, maps, and species names. The result is an ideal field guide that will enable you to identify almost every butterfly you see. Click here to read the review by Guy Padfield.

Butterfly Conservation Symposium 2018

Posted on November 1, 2017

The latest breakthroughs in the ecology and conservation of butterflies will be the theme of Butterfly Conservation's eighth international symposium. The programme provides opportunities for Butterfly Conservation members to present talks or posters on practical conservation work and contributions will be welcomed. The symposium will end with a look of future challenges, including the impact of climate change. Click here for more details.

In Partnership With ...

Posted on October 26, 2017

We're delighted to announce the forging of a closer relationship between UK Butterflies and Butterfly Conservation, ensuring that the complementary nature of our efforts benefits the conservation of the butterflies and moths we all care about so much. Click here for more details.

A Review of The Ecology & Evolution of Heliconius Butterflies

Posted on July 9, 2017

From the publisher: The Heliconius butterflies are one of the classic systems in evolutionary biology and have contributed hugely to our understanding of evolution over the last 150 years. Their dramatic radiation and remarkable mimicry has fascinated biologists since the days of Bates, Wallace, and Darwin. The Ecology and Evolution of Heliconius Butterflies is the first thorough and accessible treatment of the ecology, genetics, and behaviour of these butterflies, exploring how they offer remarkable insights into tropical biodiversity. Click here to read the review by Guy Padfield.

A Review of The Butterflies of Sussex - A Twenty-First Century Atlas

Posted on May 20, 2017

From the publisher: Sussex, sitting on the South Coast and boasting a diverse range of habitats set within beautiful, iconic landscapes, has always been recognised as one of the best areas of the country in which to watch and appreciate our butterflies. This work summarises their current distribution and status, based on an intensive five year survey by local Butterfly Conservation members. The lavishly illustrated texts, covering 53 species, include many original insights into a rapidly changing world of losses and gains, capturing an unprecedented period in the history of British butterflies. Click here to read the review.

Notes and Views, Issues 8 and 9 - Sep 2016 to Apr 2017

Posted on May 10, 2017

Issue 8 (Sep 2016 to Dec 2016) and Issue 9 (Jan 2017 to Apr 2017) of Notes and Views are now available, providing summaries of interesting items posted on UK Butterflies and other media.

A Review of A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Northern Europe

Posted on May 7, 2017

From the publisher: This easy-to-use, fully comprehensive identification guide to the 159 butterflies found in Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, Belgium, Netherlands and the Baltics is perfect for amateur naturalists. High-quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include common and scientific name, wingspan, distribution and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers living with butterflies, anatomy, behaviour, enemies and friends, ecology, distribution and conservation. Click here to read the review.

Mountain Ringlet Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted on April 24, 2017

Dr. Steven Ewing of the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science is coordinating a crowdfunding campaign that will support a detailed ecological study of one of our least-known species; the Mountain Ringlet. This research project will be carried out in partnership with the National Trust and Butterfly Conservation, with support from UK Butterflies. If you would like to contribute to this project, then please visit the corresponding crowdfunding page where you can also find more information on this project.

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