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

Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

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

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

Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Photo © Vince Massimo

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

Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

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

Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Photo © Neil Hulme

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

Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Photo © Pete Eeles