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 - ovum - Dominican Republic - 18-Aug-05

Monarch
Danaus plexippus
Photo © Pete Eeles

1-Wall Brown ovum (third stack)

Wall
Lasiommata megera
Photo © Tony Moore

Speckled Wood - ovum - Pamber Forest - 15-Sep-16-2

Speckled Wood
Pararge aegeria
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Heath - ovum - Thatcham - 29-Jun-16 [REARED]

Large Heath
Coenonympha tullia
Photo © Pete Eeles

Small Heath - ovum - Thatcham - 25-Aug-16 [REARED]

Small Heath
Coenonympha pamphilus
Photo © Pete Eeles

Mountain Ringlet - ovum - Irton Fell - 29-Jun-14-8

Mountain Ringlet
Erebia epiphron
Photo © Pete Eeles

Scotch Argus - ovum - Arnside Knott - 30-Jul-14

Scotch Argus
Erebia aethiops
Photo © Pete Eeles

Ringlet - ovum - Thatcham - 15-Jul-16 [REARED]

Ringlet
Aphantopus hyperantus
Photo © Pete Eeles

Meadow Brown ovum

Meadow Brown
Maniola jurtina
Photo © Tony Moore

Gatekeeper - ovum - Greenham Common - 14-Aug-14

Gatekeeper
Pyronia tithonus
Photo © Pete Eeles

Marbled White - ovum - Thatcham - 20-Jul-16 [REARED]

Marbled White
Melanargia galathea
Photo © Pete Eeles

Grayling - ovum - Hazeley Heath - 22-Aug-16 [REARED]

Grayling
Hipparchia semele
Photo © Pete Eeles

Pearl-bordered Fritillary - ovum - Bentley Wood - 12-May-15-21

Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Boloria euphrosyne
Photo © Pete Eeles

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - ovum - Ariundle - 21-Jun-16

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Boloria selene
Photo © Pete Eeles

Queen of Spain Fritillary
Issoria lathonia

Silver-washed Fritillary - ovum - Pamber Forest - 19-Jul-14

Silver-washed Fritillary
Argynnis paphia
Photo © Pete Eeles

Dark Green Fritillary - ovum - Thatcham - 09-Jul-17 [REARED]

Dark Green Fritillary
Argynnis aglaja
Photo © Pete Eeles

High Brown Fritillary - ovum - Thatcham - 10-Oct-15 [REARED]-2

High Brown Fritillary
Argynnis adippe
Photo © Pete Eeles

White Admiral - ovum - Pamber Forest - 11-Jul-16

White Admiral
Limenitis camilla
Photo © Pete Eeles

Purple Emperor ovum - Rockingham Forest 08.07.14.

Purple Emperor
Apatura iris
Photo © Tony Moore

Red Admiral - ovum - Thatcham - 30-May-16

Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta
Photo © Pete Eeles

Painted Lady Egg - The Gallops, Friston Forest, Sussex 11-June-2016

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui
Photo © Gary.N

American Painted Lady ovum on Cudweed species -Tyler Co, Texas, USA 31-March-2008 [Wanda Smith]

American Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis
Photo © Wanda Smith

Peacock ova - Coulsdon, Surrey 2-May-2013

Peacock
Aglais io
Photo © Vince Massimo

Small Tortoiseshell - Ova - 18-April-2015 - Bishopstone, East Sussex

Small Tortoiseshell
Aglais urticae
Photo © Butterflysaurus rex

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

Camberwell Beauty
Nymphalis antiopa
Photo © Nigel Venters

Large Tortoiseshell - ovum - Unknown location - 1993 [REARED] [Tom Sleep]

Large Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis polychloros
Photo © Tom Sleep

Scarce Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis xanthomelas

Comma - ovum - Woolhampton Gravel Pits - 13-Apr-17

Comma
Polygonia c-album
Photo © Pete Eeles

Marsh Fritillary - ovum - Thatcham - 05-Jul-13 (9) [REARED]

Marsh Fritillary
Euphydryas aurinia
Photo © Pete Eeles

Glanville Fritillary - ovum - Thatcham - 21-Jun-17 [REARED]

Glanville Fritillary
Melitaea cinxia
Photo © Pete Eeles

Heath Fritillary - ovum - Thatcham - 02-Jul-05 [REARED]

Heath Fritillary
Melitaea athalia
Photo © Pete Eeles