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 - ovum - Greenham Common - 19-May-16

Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Photo © Pete Eeles

Brown Hairstreak egg [Gillian Thompson]

Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Photo © Gillian Thompson

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

Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Photo © Pete Eeles

WLH ovum

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

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

Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Photo © Tony Moore

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

Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

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

Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Photo © Pete Eeles

Chalkhill Blue ovum

Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Photo © Tony Moore