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: Papilionidae

Swallowtail - ovum - Thatcham - 05-Sep-16 [REARED]

Swallowtail
Papilio machaon
Photo © Pete Eeles

Family: Hesperiidae

Dingy Skipper - ovum - Greenham Common - 16-May-16

Dingy Skipper
Erynnis tages
Photo © Pete Eeles

Grizzled Skipper Egg -The  Gallops, Friston Forest, Sussex 11-June-2016

Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus malvae
Photo © Gary.N

Heteropterus morpheus - Ovum (Ticino, early July 2008) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Large Chequered Skipper
Heteropterus morpheus
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Chequered Skipper - ovum - Glasdrum Wood - 13-Jun-14-14

Chequered Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Photo © Pete Eeles

Thymelicus lineola - Ovae in leaf sheath [Wolfgang Wagner]

Essex Skipper
Thymelicus lineola
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Small Skipper - ovum - Stockbridge Down - 27-Jul-16-2

Small Skipper
Thymelicus sylvestris
Photo © Pete Eeles

Lulworth Skipper - ovum - Binden Hill - 25-Jul-16-2

Lulworth Skipper
Thymelicus acteon
Photo © Pete Eeles

Silver-spotted Skipper ovum Aston Rownant 8-Sept-2013

Silver-spotted Skipper
Hesperia comma
Photo © Tony Moore

Large Skipper Ovum - Somerset - 23/07/14

Large Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanus
Photo © William

Family: Pieridae

Wood White - ovum - Chiddingfold - 15-Aug-13

Wood White
Leptidea sinapis
Photo © Pete Eeles

Cryptic Wood White - ovum - Craigavon Lakes, Northern Ireland - 22-May-14-5

Cryptic Wood White
Leptidea juvernica
Photo © Pete Eeles

Orange-tip - ovum - Woolhampton Gravel Pits - 01-May-16

Orange-tip
Anthocharis cardamines
Photo © Pete Eeles

Black-Veined White - ovum - Thatcham - 15-May-05 [REARED]

Black-veined White
Aporia crataegi
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large White - ovum - Thatcham - 24-Jul-14

Large White
Pieris brassicae
Photo © Pete Eeles

Small White - ovum - Thatcham - 24-Jul-16

Small White
Pieris rapae
Photo © Pete Eeles

GVW ovum - Found at Aqualate Mere SSSI, Salop. 09/08/14

Green-veined White
Pieris napi
Photo © Tony Moore

Pontia daplidice - Egg (La Gomera, February 2013) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Bath White
Pontia daplidice
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Clouded Yellow - ovum - Chiddingfold - 15-Aug-13-2

Clouded Yellow
Colias croceus
Photo © Pete Eeles

Colias hyale - Egg after a few days (e.o. Memmingen 2012) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Pale Clouded Yellow
Colias hyale
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Colias alfacariensis - Egg after some days (eastern Swabian Alb, June 2013) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Berger's Clouded Yellow
Colias alfacariensis
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Brimstone - ovum - Pamber Forest - 04-May-16

Brimstone
Gonepteryx rhamni
Photo © Pete Eeles

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 - Unknown location - Unknown date (2) [REARED] [Reg Fry]

Dark Green Fritillary
Argynnis aglaja
Photo © Reg Fry

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 - New Arlesford - 13-May-12

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 - 02-Jul-05 [REARED]

Glanville Fritillary
Melitaea cinxia
Photo © Pete Eeles

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

Heath Fritillary
Melitaea athalia
Photo © Pete Eeles

Family: Riodinidae

Duke of Burgundy - ovum- Noar Hill - 20-May-14-9

Duke of Burgundy
Hamearis lucina
Photo © Pete Eeles

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