Species Chart

This page contains a listing of all primary species found in the UK. The species are organised by the family to which they belong.

Family: Lycaenidae

Small Copper - Shadowbrook Meadows Solihull 21.05.2014

Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Male
Photo © Neil Freeman

Small Copper - Stockbridge Down - 24 July 2010

Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Male Underside
Photo © Clive

Small Copper - imago - Stockbridge Down - 06-Aug-09 (1)

Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Female
Photo © Pete Eeles

Small Copper - Alners Gorse - 22-08-2013

Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Female Underside
Photo © Wurzel

Small Copper - ovum - Greenham Common - 19-May-16

Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Small Copper - larva - Thatcham - 31-Mar-07 (1) {REARED}

Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Small Copper Pupa - Somerset - 19/04/15

Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Pupa
Photo © William

Large Copper - imago - Thatcham - 29-Aug-08 (2) {REARED}

Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Copper - imago - Thatcham - 24-Jun-08 (16) {REARED}

Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Copper - imago - Thatcham - 26-Jun-08 (1) {REARED}

Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Female
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Copper - imago - Thatcham - 25-Jun-08 (2) {REARED}

Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Copper - ovum - Thatcham - 17-Jul-12 (1) [REARED]

Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Copper - larva - Thatcham - 22-Aug-08 (1) {REARED}

Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Copper - pupa - Thatcham - 11-Jun-08 (1) {REARED}

Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Male Brown Hairstreak, Shipton Bellinger, 06/08/2013

Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Male
Photo © Pauline

Brown Hairstreak - Male - Shipton Bellinger - 09.08.13

Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Male Underside
Photo © PhiliB

Brown Hairstreak - Knepp Estate, Sussex 8-Aug-2013

Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme

Brown Hairstreak female - Knepp Estate, Sussex 3-Aug-2013

Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Female Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme

Brown Hairstreak egg [Gillian Thompson]

Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Ovum
Photo © Gillian Thompson

Brown Hairstreak - larva - Thatcham - 10-Jun-06 (0249) [REARED]

Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Brown Hairstreak Pupa (Reared) Caterham, Surrey 15-June-11

Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Pupa
Photo © Vince Massimo

Purple Hairstreak - imago - Thatcham - 14-Jun-07 (1) {REARED}

Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles

Purple Hairstreak Male - Botany Bay/Oaken Wood, Sussex 28-June-09

Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Purple Hairstreak - imago - Thatcham - 19-Jun-11 (1)

Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Female
Photo © Pete Eeles

Purple Hairstreak female - Broxbourne Wood, Hertfordshire, 30 June 2011

Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Female Underside
Photo © Pawpawsaurus

Purple Hairstreak - ovum - Thatcham - 16-Dec-13

Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Purple Hairstreak - larva - Thatcham - 28-Apr-07 (1) {REARED}

Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Purple Hairstreak pupa (reared) Henfield, Sussex 1-June-12 [Richard Roebuck]

Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Pupa
Photo © Richard Roebuck

Green Hairstreak male - West Yatton Down, Wiltshire 3-May-2015 [Damian Pinguey]

Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Male
Photo © Damian Pinguey

Green Hairstreak - Devil's Dyke, Sussex 9-April-2017

Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Male Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme

female in flight - Ashley Heath, Dorset

Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Female
Photo © ronniethepoo

Green Hairstreak Ovipositing Stephens Castle Down 8.5.2016

Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Female Underside
Photo © Paul Harfield

Green Hairstreak - ovum - Greenham Common - 13-Jun-16

Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Green Hairstreak - larva (4th instar) - Thatcham - 06-Jun-14 [REARED]-6

Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Green Hairstreak - pupa - Thatcham - 09-Jul-14 [REARED]-2

Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

White-letter Hairstreak
Satyrium w-album
Male

White-letter-Hairstreak-Fermyn 24 June 2011 03C2316

White-letter Hairstreak
Satyrium w-album
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach

White-letter Hairstreak
Satyrium w-album
Female

White letter hairstreak, female, July, Hants

White-letter Hairstreak
Satyrium w-album
Female Underside
Photo © Pauline

WLH ovum

White-letter Hairstreak
Satyrium w-album
Ovum
Photo © Tony Moore

White-letter Hairstreak - larva (final instar) - Thatcham - 17-Apr-14 [REARED]

White-letter Hairstreak
Satyrium w-album
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

White-letter Hairstreak - pupa - Thatcham - 02-May-14 [REARED]

White-letter Hairstreak
Satyrium w-album
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Male

Black Hairstreak - imago - Thatcham - 24-Jun-13 (2) [REARED]

Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Female

Black Hairstreak - imago - Thatcham - 24-Jun-13 (7) [REARED]

Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Black Hairstreak - ovum - Thatcham - 10-Mar-13 (2) [REARED]

Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Black Hairstreak - larva - Thatcham - 20-May-10 (3) {REARED}

Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Black Hairstreak - pupa - Thatcham - 21-Jun-13 (5) [REARED]

Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Long-tailed Blue male - Upper Beeding, Sussex 8-Oct-2015

Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Long-tailed-Blue-male- 5D39996b Kent 25 Sep 2013

Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Long-tailed Blue female - Newhaven Tide Mills, Sussex 19-Sept-2015

Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme

Long-tailed-Blue-female- 5D33010 Kent 25 Sep 2013

Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Long-Tailed Blue - ovum - Portugal - 10-Aug-11 (2)

Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Long-Tailed Blue - larva - Thatcham - 29-Oct-09 (3) {REARED}

Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Long-tailed Blue pupa (5 days old) - reared Sussex 5-Sept-2013

Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Pupa
Photo © Mark Colvin

Small Blue - Bishops Hill, Warwickshire 17.05.2014

Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Male
Photo © Neil Freeman

Small Blue, Male, MHD, 28/07/2014

Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Male Underside
Photo © Pauline

Small Blue, female, Kithurst Hill, West Sussex, 9 June 2012

Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Female
Photo © Colin Knight

Small Blue - imago - Martin Down - 31-May-06 (0195)

Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Small Blue ovum - Found at Durdle Door, Dorset - 16.06.14

Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Ovum
Photo © Tony Moore

Small Blue larva - Caterham, Surrey 2-Aug-2012 L1

Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Larva
Photo © Vince Massimo

Cupido minimus - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Pupa
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Short-Tailed Blue - imago - Thatcham - 04-Sep-08 (1)

Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles

Short-Tailed Blue - imago - Thatcham - 04-Sep-08 (2)

Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Short - Tailed Blue Female - Argentat - France - 15-07-12

Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Female
Photo © William

Short - Tailed Blue Female - Argentat - France - 14-07-12

Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Female Underside
Photo © William

Cupido argiades - Ovae in Trifolium pratense inflorescence [Wolfgang Wagner]

Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Ovum
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Short-tailed Blue - larva - Thatcham - 19-Oct-10 (2) {REARED}

Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Short-Tailed Blue - pupa - Thatcham - 11-Jul-10 (1) [REARED]

Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Holly Blue - male - Mill Road Cemetery, Cambs - 08 May 2013

Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Male
Photo © NickB

Holly Blue (male), Chiddingfold Forest (1 May 2013)

Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Male Underside
Photo © Mark Colvin

Female Holly Blue. Seaford. E. Sussex.

Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Female
Photo © badgerbob

Holly Blue - imago - Portsdown - 16-Apr-07 [Alan Thornbury]

Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Female Underside
Photo © Alan Thornbury

Holly Blue - ovum - Thatcham - 14-Aug-16

Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Holly Blue - larva - Thatcham - 07-Sep-12

Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Holly Blue - pupa - Thatcham - 28-Oct-15 [REARED]

Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Blue male - Daneway Banks 27-June-2016

Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

large blue male, underside collard hill 09

Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Male Underside
Photo © geniculata

Large Blue - Daneway - 25th - June - 2014

Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Female
Photo © Maximus

Large Blue - Female - Collard Hill - 22/06/14

Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Female Underside
Photo © William

Large Blue - ovum - Somerset - 15-Jun-16

Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Blue - larva - Nr. Stroud - 20-Jul-12-11

Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

arion pupae  in nest [Marcin Sielezniew]

Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Pupa
Photo © Marcin Sielezniew

Silver-studded Blue (male), Stedham Common (12 June 2012)

Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Male
Photo © Mark Colvin

Silver-studded-Blue- 5D33389 Prees Heath July 2013

Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Silver-studded Blue female - Iping Common, Sussex 28-June-2013

Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme

Silver-studded-Blue- 5D31614

Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Silver-studded Blue - ovum - Silchester Common - 07-Jul-16

Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Silver-studded Blue - larva (4th instar) - Thatcham - 27-Apr-14 [REARED]-11

Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Silver-studded Blue - pupa - Thatcham - 20-May-14 [REARED]-3

Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Brown Argus male - Springhead Hill, Sussex 2-Aug-2013

Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Brown Argus Male - Chaldon, Surrey 22-July-11

Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Brown Argus female - Chantry Hill, Sussex 11-May-2014

Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme

Brown Argus (female), Springhead Hill (23 July 2011)

Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Female Underside
Photo © Mark Colvin

Brown Argus - ovum - Magdalen Hill Down - 10-Jun-14

Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Brown Argus - larva (5th instar) - Thatcham - 29-Jun-14 [REARED]

Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Brown Argus - pupa - Thatcham - 06-Jul-14 [REARED]-7

Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Northern Brown Argus male - St Abb's Head 20-June-2013

Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Northern Brown Argus male - St Abb's Head 20-June-2013

Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Male Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme

Northern Brown Argus - female - Burnmouth - 09-Jul-13-15

Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Female
Photo © Pete Eeles

Northern Brown Argus - female - St. Abbs Head - 09-Jul-13

Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Northern Brown Argus - ovum - Arnside Knott - 30-Jul-14-2

Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Northern Brown Argus - larva - Burnmouth - 10-Apr-15

Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Aricia artaxerxes - Pupa (e.o. Nockalmberge 2009) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Pupa
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Mazarine Blue - imago - Bunderitsa Hut, Pirin, Bulgaria - 03-Jul-07 (1015)

Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles

Mazarine Blue underside, Parc du Mercantour, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 8th July 2014

Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Male Underside
Photo © David M

Mazerine Blue,female - Aggletek - Hungary - 17-June-09

Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Female
Photo © Denise

Mazarine Blue - imago - Switzerland - Jun-06 (3) [Guy Padfield]

Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Female Underside
Photo © Guy Padfield

Mazarine Blue - ovum - Simplon Pass, Simplon, Switzerland - 12-Jul-11-1

Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Cyaniris semiargus - Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2011) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Larva
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Cyaniris semiargus - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Pupa
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Common Blue male - Chantry Hill, Sussex 6-Aug-2013

Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Common Blue - Brockham Quarry,Surrey - 10.05.2015

Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Male Underside
Photo © Buchan Boy

Common Blue Female - Crawley, Sussex 17-June-05

Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Female
Photo © Vince Massimo

Common Blue female - Chantry Hill, Sussex 6-Aug-2013

Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Female Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme

Common Blue - ovum - Stockbridge Down - 17-Aug-16

Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Common Blue - larva - Thatcham - 05-May-10 (2) {REARED}

Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Common Blue Pupa (6 days before hatching) - Caterham, Surrey 8-June-12

Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Pupa
Photo © Vince Massimo

Adonis Blue male - Mill Hill, Sussex 29-Aug-2013

Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Adonis-Blue- 5D33905 Larden Chase 23 August 2013

Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Adonis Blue female - Mill Hill, Sussex 19-May-2010

Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme

Adonis-Blue-Martin Down 21 May 2011 03C0831

Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Adonis Blue - ovum - Figsbury Ring - 19-Jun-13

Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Adonis Blue larva - Mill Hill, Sussex  14-April-2011

Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Larva
Photo © Neil Hulme

Adonis Blue - pupa - Thatcham - 06-Oct-04 [REARED]

Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Male Chalkhill Blue, Oxenbourne Down, 20 July 2012

Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Male
Photo © Pauline

Chalkhill Blue - Hatch Hill - Somerset - 31/07/14

Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Male Underside
Photo © William

Chalkhill Blue (female), Springhead Hill (20 July 2012)

Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Female
Photo © Mark Colvin

Chalkhill Blue, female, Stockbridge Down, 06/08/2013

Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Female Underside
Photo © Pauline

Chalkhill Blue ovum

Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Ovum
Photo © Tony Moore

Chalkhill Blue - larva - Thatcham - 18-Jun-13 (2) [REARED]

Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Chalkhill Blue - pupa - Thatcham - 04-Aug-13 (1) [REARED]

Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles