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: Nymphalidae

Monarch - imago - Thatcham - 25-Sep-06 (0759) [REARED]

Monarch
Danaus plexippus
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles

Monarch - imago - Thatcham - 25-Sep-06 (0753) [REARED]

Monarch
Danaus plexippus
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Monarch - imago - Thatcham - 30-Sep-06 (0783) [REARED]

Monarch
Danaus plexippus
Female
Photo © Pete Eeles

Monarch - imago - Thatcham - 25-Sep-06 (0758) [REARED]

Monarch
Danaus plexippus
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Wall male (3rd brood) - Mill Hill, Sussex 23-Sept-2014

Wall
Lasiommata megera
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Wall Brown, male. Seaford, East Sussex. 24/5/2012.

Wall
Lasiommata megera
Male Underside
Photo © badgerbob

Wall female (3rd brood) - Mill Hill, Sussex 25-Sept-2014

Wall
Lasiommata megera
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme

Female Wall Brown. 3rd Brood. 18/9/2016. High and Over, Seaford.

Wall
Lasiommata megera
Female Underside
Photo © badgerbob

Speckled Wood male - Solihull 17.05.2013

Speckled Wood
Pararge aegeria
Male
Photo © Neil Freeman

Speckled Wood - Rewell Wood, Sussex 18-April-2011

Speckled Wood
Pararge aegeria
Male Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme

Speckled Wood female - Solihull West Midlands 22.04.2014

Speckled Wood
Pararge aegeria
Female
Photo © Neil Freeman

Speckled Wood (female), West Sussex (22 May 2013)

Speckled Wood
Pararge aegeria
Female Underside
Photo © Mark Colvin

Large Heath - Whixall Moss 2-July-2011

Large Heath
Coenonympha tullia
Male
Photo © ronniethepoo

Large Heath - male - Meathop Moss - 19-Jun-14-2

Large Heath
Coenonympha tullia
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Heath female - Whixall Moss 10-July-2013

Large Heath
Coenonympha tullia
Female
Photo © MikeOxon

Large-Heath-davus Whixall Moss 19-June-11 03C2778

Large Heath
Coenonympha tullia
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Small Heath Male, Forden South Dale 4-June-06 [Jeff.S.Barker]

Small Heath
Coenonympha pamphilus
Male
Photo © Jeff.S.Barker

Small Heath - Chaldon, Surrey 5-June-10

Small Heath
Coenonympha pamphilus
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Small Heath female - Seaford, Sussex 29-July-2014

Small Heath
Coenonympha pamphilus
Female
Photo © badgerbob

Small-Heath-York 10 August 2009 I9T1076

Small Heath
Coenonympha pamphilus
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Mountain Ringlet male - Irton Fell, Cumbria 16-June-2013

Mountain Ringlet
Erebia epiphron
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Mountain Ringlet - male - Irton Fell, Cumbria - 18-Jun-14-9

Mountain Ringlet
Erebia epiphron
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Mountain Ringlet female - Irton Fell 12.06.2014

Mountain Ringlet
Erebia epiphron
Female
Photo © Neil Freeman

Mountain Ringlet - Honister Pass - 19-Jun-11-2 [Paul Brock]

Mountain Ringlet
Erebia epiphron
Female Underside
Photo © Paul Brock

Scotch-Argus- 5D35205 Arnside Aug 2012

Scotch Argus
Erebia aethiops
Male
Photo © IainLeach

Scotch-Argus-Arneside Knott 30 July 2011 03C4023

Scotch Argus
Erebia aethiops
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Scotch Argus - female - Arnside Knott - 28-Jul-14

Scotch Argus
Erebia aethiops
Female
Photo © Pete Eeles

Scotch-Argus- 5D33883 Arnside Aug 2012

Scotch Argus
Erebia aethiops
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Ringlet - Five Rivers - 14-06-2014

Ringlet
Aphantopus hyperantus
Male
Photo © Wurzel

Ringlet Male - Woldingham, Surrey 30-June-10

Ringlet
Aphantopus hyperantus
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Ringlet Female - Southwater Wood, Sussex 8-July-10

Ringlet
Aphantopus hyperantus
Female
Photo © Vince Massimo

Ringlet (female). High and Over, Seaford. 23/7/2013.

Ringlet
Aphantopus hyperantus
Female Underside
Photo © badgerbob

Meadow Brown male - Solihull West Midlands 27.07.2014

Meadow Brown
Maniola jurtina
Male
Photo © Neil Freeman

Meadow Brown Male - Crawley, Sussex 11-June-07

Meadow Brown
Maniola jurtina
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Female Meadow Brown - Fleam Dyke, Cambs 15-7-12

Meadow Brown
Maniola jurtina
Female
Photo © dilettante

Meadow Brown Female - Crawley, Sussex 28-June-05

Meadow Brown
Maniola jurtina
Female Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Gatekeeper male 27.07.2012 Babbs Mill West Midlands

Gatekeeper
Pyronia tithonus
Male
Photo © Neil Freeman

Gatekeeper- 03C7238 Nottingham 24 July 2010

Gatekeeper
Pyronia tithonus
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Gatekeeper (female), Hog Wood (23 July 2011)

Gatekeeper
Pyronia tithonus
Female
Photo © Mark Colvin

Gatekeeper - Ovington Park, Hampshire 2010

Gatekeeper
Pyronia tithonus
Female Underside
Photo © Mike Young

Marbled White Male - Woldingham, Surrey 21-June-09

Marbled White
Melanargia galathea
Male
Photo © Vince Massimo

Marbled White male - Rewell Wood, Sussex 20-June-2014

Marbled White
Melanargia galathea
Male Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme

Marbled White Female - Birling Gap, Sussex 13-July-06

Marbled White
Melanargia galathea
Female
Photo © Vince Massimo

Marbled White Female - Woldingham, Surrey 28-June-10

Marbled White
Melanargia galathea
Female Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Grayling (m) Dawney's Hill Pirbright Surrey 2nd August 2015

Grayling
Hipparchia semele
Male
Photo © millerd

Grayling Male - Arnside Knott, Cumbria 9-July-09

Grayling
Hipparchia semele
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Grayling - Door Door Dorset 02.09.2014

Grayling
Hipparchia semele
Female
Photo © Neil Freeman

Grayling (female), Dawney's Hill, Pirbright, Surrey (18 July 2011)

Grayling
Hipparchia semele
Female Underside
Photo © Mark Colvin

Pearl-Bordered Fritillary - imago - Bentley Wood - 10-May-06 (0080)

Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Boloria euphrosyne
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles

Pearl-bordered-Fritillary Bentley wood 30 April 2011- 03C0609

Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Boloria euphrosyne
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Pearl-bordered Fritillary female - Wyre Forest 01.06.2013

Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Boloria euphrosyne
Female
Photo © Neil Freeman

Pearl-bordered-Fritillary-Bentley Wood 15 May 2010  I9T7510

Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Boloria euphrosyne
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary male - Park Corner Heath, Sussex 23-May-2017

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Boloria selene
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Small-Pearl-bordered-Fritillary- 5D39703  N Yorks July 2015

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Boloria selene
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary female -  Abbot's Wood, Sussex 28-May-2017

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Boloria selene
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme

Small-Pearl-bordered-Fritillary- 5D35483 Powys 2 July 2013

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Boloria selene
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Queen of Spain Fritillary - Piddinghoe, Sussex 28-Aug-2017

Queen of Spain Fritillary
Issoria lathonia
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Queen of Spain Fritillary - Piddinghoe, Sussex 28-Aug-2017

Queen of Spain Fritillary
Issoria lathonia
Male Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme

Queen of Spain Fritillary Female - Dunwich Forest, Suffolk 3-July-11

Queen of Spain Fritillary
Issoria lathonia
Female
Photo © Julian

Queen of Spain Fritillary - imago - Rhodopi, Bulgaria - 07-Jul-07 (1056)

Queen of Spain Fritillary
Issoria lathonia
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Silver-washed Fritillary male - Southwater, Sussex 23-June-2010

Silver-washed Fritillary
Argynnis paphia
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Silver-washed Fritillary, Male, The Straits, 09/07/2013

Silver-washed Fritillary
Argynnis paphia
Male Underside
Photo © Pauline

Silver-washed-Fritillary-Bentley Wood 17 July 2010 03C9894

Silver-washed Fritillary
Argynnis paphia
Female
Photo © IainLeach

Silver-washed Fritillary, Female, The Straits, 09/07/2013

Silver-washed Fritillary
Argynnis paphia
Female Underside
Photo © Pauline

Dark-Green-Fritillary Bakewell, Derbys 26 June 2011- 03C5674

Dark Green Fritillary
Argynnis aglaja
Male
Photo © IainLeach

Dark Green Fritillary (male) - Lullingstone Country Park, Eynsford, Kent 21-June-2015

Dark Green Fritillary
Argynnis aglaja
Male Underside
Photo © Testudo Man

Dark Green Fritillary (female). Lullingstone, Kent. 3/7/16.

Dark Green Fritillary
Argynnis aglaja
Female
Photo © Testudo Man

Dark Green Fritillary - Stockbridge Down - 2 July 2011

Dark Green Fritillary
Argynnis aglaja
Female Underside
Photo © Clive

High Brown Fritillary male - Arnside Knott, Cumbria 12-July-2012

High Brown Fritillary
Argynnis adippe
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

High Brown Fritillary - male - Thatcham - 11-Jul-16 [REARED]-4

High Brown Fritillary
Argynnis adippe
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

High-Brown-Fritillary- 5D36197. Cumbria, July 2015.

High Brown Fritillary
Argynnis adippe
Female
Photo © IainLeach

High Brown Fritillary - imago - Thatcham - 20-Jul-12 (1) [REARED]

High Brown Fritillary
Argynnis adippe
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

White Admiral - imago - Thatcham - 11-Jun-04 [REARED]

White Admiral
Limenitis camilla
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles

White Admiral-Fermyn Wood 4th July 2011

White Admiral
Limenitis camilla
Male Underside
Photo © Neil Freeman

White Admiral female - Southwater, Sussex 23-June-2010

White Admiral
Limenitis camilla
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme

White Admiral - imago - Thatcham - 19-Jun-05 (2) [REARED]

White Admiral
Limenitis camilla
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Purple Emperor, Botany Bay, 28 June 2009

Purple Emperor
Apatura iris
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Purple Emperor - Fermyn Woods - 14.07.13

Purple Emperor
Apatura iris
Male Underside
Photo © Rosalyn

Purple Emperor (female), Chiddingfold Forest (17 July 2013)

Purple Emperor
Apatura iris
Female
Photo © Mark Colvin

Purple Emperor (female) Bernwood Forest Oxfordshire 4th July 2011

Purple Emperor
Apatura iris
Female Underside
Photo © millerd

Red Admiral, Oaken Wood (3 October 2011)

Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta
Male
Photo © Mark Colvin

Red Admiral - Crawley, Sussex 31-July-05

Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Red Admiral female - Hampshire 1-Nov-2014

Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta
Female
Photo © Paul Harfield

Red Admiral  - The Devenish - 30-06-2014

Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta
Female Underside
Photo © Wurzel

Painted Lady - Rackham Gulley, Sussex 4-Aug-2013

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Painted-Lady- 5D34781 Lincs 18 Aug 2013

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Painted Lady  (Reared - Freshly Hatched) Caterham, Surrey 28-July-09

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui
Female
Photo © Vince Massimo

Painted Lady, Abbots Wood, 27/07/2014

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui
Female Underside
Photo © Pauline

American Painted Lady male - Mt. Magazine, Logan Co, Arizona, USA 26-June-2004 [Bill Bouton]

American Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis
Male
Photo © Bill Bouton

American Painted Lady  - Gainesville, Florida, USA [Andrew D. Warren]

American Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis
Male Underside
Photo © Andrew D. Warren

American Painted Lady female - DuPage County, Illinois, USA 24-June-2007 [Tom Bentley]

American Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis
Female
Photo © Tom Bentley

American Painted Lady female - St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA 22-May-2010 [Jeff Trahan]

American Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis
Female Underside
Photo © Jeff Trahan

Peacock - imago - Noar Hill - 30-Jul-04

Peacock
Aglais io
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles

Peacock, Longmoor, 20/07/2014

Peacock
Aglais io
Male Underside
Photo © Pauline

Peacock Female - Chaldon, Surrey 9-April-11

Peacock
Aglais io
Female
Photo © Vince Massimo

Ovipositing Peacock - Coulsdon, Surrey 19-May-2013

Peacock
Aglais io
Female Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Small Tortoiseshell -  Cornwall Coast Path 12-Sept-2013

Small Tortoiseshell
Aglais urticae
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Small Tortoiseshell - Chaldon, Surrey 14-June-09

Small Tortoiseshell
Aglais urticae
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Small Tortoiseshell - Ferring Rife, Sussex 22-April-2013

Small Tortoiseshell
Aglais urticae
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme

Small Tortoiseshell ovipositing - Coulsdon, Surrey 14-July-2013

Small Tortoiseshell
Aglais urticae
Female Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Camberwell Beauty - imago - Newbury - 29-Aug-06 (2) [Paul Olive]

Camberwell Beauty
Nymphalis antiopa
Male
Photo © Paul Olive

Camberwell Beauty - imago - Thatcham - 20-Sep-07 (1205) {REARED}

Camberwell Beauty
Nymphalis antiopa
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Camberwell Beauty - imago - Unknown location - 2008 [REARED] [Nigel Venters]

Camberwell Beauty
Nymphalis antiopa
Female
Photo © Nigel Venters

Camberwell Beauty (Mating couple) - Alpes-Maritimes - 1 April 2010

Camberwell Beauty
Nymphalis antiopa
Female Underside
Photo © CFB

Large Tortoiseshell - male - Thatcham - 25-Jun-14 [REARED]

Large Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis polychloros
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Tortoiseshell - male - Thatcham - 25-Jun-14 [REARED]-4

Large Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis polychloros
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Tortoiseshell - female - Thatcham - 25-Jun-14 [REARED]-5

Large Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis polychloros
Female
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Tortoiseshell underside, Littlehampton Bridge, Sussex 26 June 2007

Large Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis polychloros
Female Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme

Scarce Tortoiseshell - male - Thatcham - 22-Jun-15 [REARED]

Scarce Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis xanthomelas
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles

Scarce Tortoiseshell - male - Thatcham - 22-Jun-15 [REARED]-10

Scarce Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis xanthomelas
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Scarce Tortoiseshell - female - Thatcham - 19-Jun-15 [REARED]-4

Scarce Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis xanthomelas
Female
Photo © Pete Eeles

Scarce Tortoiseshell - female - Thatcham - 19-Jun-15 [REARED]

Scarce Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis xanthomelas
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Comma, Pulborough Brooks (5 September 2011)

Comma
Polygonia c-album
Male
Photo © Mark Colvin

Comma (freshly hatched) - Caterham, Surrey 4-Oct-2012

Comma
Polygonia c-album
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Comma - River Cole Hall Green Birmingham April 11th 2014

Comma
Polygonia c-album
Female
Photo © Neil Freeman

Comma female - Belstead Brook Park, Ipswich 2-Aug-2013

Comma
Polygonia c-album
Female Underside
Photo © rodosranger

Marsh Fritillary - imago - Wiltshire - 03-May-11 (1)

Marsh Fritillary
Euphydryas aurinia
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles

Marsh-Fritillary-Aberbargoed 14 May 2011 03C2880

Marsh Fritillary
Euphydryas aurinia
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Marsh Fritillary - Wiltshire Hill - 13-05-2015

Marsh Fritillary
Euphydryas aurinia
Female
Photo © Wurzel

Marsh Fritillary - Wiltshire - 15-05-2014

Marsh Fritillary
Euphydryas aurinia
Female Underside
Photo © Wurzel

Glanville Fritillary male - Hutchinsons Bank, Croydon, Surrey 17-May-2016

Glanville Fritillary
Melitaea cinxia
Male
Photo © Vince Massimo

Glanville Fritillary - imago - Hurst Castle - 19-May-08 (26)

Glanville Fritillary
Melitaea cinxia
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Glanville-Fritillary-Sand Point 14 May 2011 03C9760

Glanville Fritillary
Melitaea cinxia
Female
Photo © IainLeach

Glanville Fritillary Wrecclesham Surrey 14th June 2012

Glanville Fritillary
Melitaea cinxia
Female Underside
Photo © millerd

Heath-Fritillary- 5D30459. Kent, June 2015

Heath Fritillary
Melitaea athalia
Male
Photo © IainLeach

Heath Fritillary - East Blean Woods June 25th 2012.

Heath Fritillary
Melitaea athalia
Male Underside
Photo © Nigel Kiteley

Heath-Fritillary- 5D39791. Kent, June 2015

Heath Fritillary
Melitaea athalia
Female
Photo © IainLeach

Heath-Fritillary- 5D39574. Kent, June 2015

Heath Fritillary
Melitaea athalia
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach