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 - pupa - Thatcham - 04-Oct-04 (2) [REARED]

Swallowtail
Papilio machaon
Photo © Pete Eeles

Family: Hesperiidae

Dingy Skipper - pupa - Thatcham - 23-Apr-14 [REARED]-6

Dingy Skipper
Erynnis tages
Photo © Pete Eeles

Grizzled Skipper - pupa - Thatcham - 18-Aug-17 [REARED]-2

Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus malvae
Photo © Pete Eeles

Heteropterus morpheus - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Large Chequered Skipper
Heteropterus morpheus
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Chequered Skipper - pupa - Glasdrum Wood - 22-Apr-16

Chequered Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Photo © Pete Eeles

Thymelicus lineola - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Essex Skipper
Thymelicus lineola
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

DSCN9556#001 [Ben Smart]

Small Skipper
Thymelicus sylvestris
Photo © Ben Smart

Lulworth Skipper - pupa - Thatcham - 19-Jun-17 [REARED]

Lulworth Skipper
Thymelicus acteon
Photo © Pete Eeles

Silver-spotted Skipper - pupa - Thatcham - 04-Aug-13 (2) [REARED]

Silver-spotted Skipper
Hesperia comma
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Skipper - pupa (male) - Thatcham - 27-May-16 [REARED]

Large Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanus
Photo © Pete Eeles

Family: Pieridae

Wood White - pupa - Thatcham - 01-Mar-14 {REARED}

Wood White
Leptidea sinapis
Photo © Pete Eeles

Cryptic Wood White - pupa - Thatcham - 19-Jul-14 [REARED}

Cryptic Wood White
Leptidea juvernica
Photo © Pete Eeles

Orange-tip pupa - Caterham, Surrey 17-Sept-2013

Orange-tip
Anthocharis cardamines
Photo © Vince Massimo

Black-Veined White - pupa - Gola del Infernaccio, Monti Sibillini, Italy - 16-Jun-08 (2)

Black-veined White
Aporia crataegi
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large White Pupa (Grey-Green form) - Caterham, Surrey 19-Sept-11

Large White
Pieris brassicae
Photo © Vince Massimo

Small White pupa -  Caterham, Surrey 24-Aug-2010

Small White
Pieris rapae
Photo © Vince Massimo

Green-veined White pupa - Caterham, Surrey 6-Mar-2014

Green-veined White
Pieris napi
Photo © Vince Massimo

Bath White - pupa - Thatcham - 17-May-14 [REARED]-2

Bath White
Pontia daplidice
Photo © Pete Eeles

Clouded Yellow - pupa - Thatcham - 06-Nov-07 (1) {REARED}

Clouded Yellow
Colias croceus
Photo © Pete Eeles

Pale Clouded Yellow - pupa - Thatcham - 03-Nov-09 (1) {REARED}

Pale Clouded Yellow
Colias hyale
Photo © Pete Eeles

Bergers Clouded Yellow - pupa - Thatcham - 30-Apr-14 [REARED]

Berger's Clouded Yellow
Colias alfacariensis
Photo © Pete Eeles

Brimstone - pupa - Thatcham - 16-Jul-13 (1) [REARED]

Brimstone
Gonepteryx rhamni
Photo © Pete Eeles

Family: Nymphalidae

Monarch - pupa - Thatcham - 23-Jul-14 [REARED]

Monarch
Danaus plexippus
Photo © Pete Eeles

Wall Brown pupa - Seaford, East Sussex 23-April-2015

Wall
Lasiommata megera
Photo © badgerbob

Speckled Wood pupa - Crawley, Sussex 14-Sept-2014

Speckled Wood
Pararge aegeria
Photo © Vince Massimo

Large Heath - pupa - Thatcham - 13-Jun-16 [REARED]-2

Large Heath
Coenonympha tullia
Photo © Pete Eeles

Coenonympha pamphilus - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Small Heath
Coenonympha pamphilus
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Erebia epiphron - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Mountain Ringlet
Erebia epiphron
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Scotch Argus - pupa - Thatcham - 13-Aug-12 (1) [REARED]

Scotch Argus
Erebia aethiops
Photo © Pete Eeles

Ringlet - pupa - Thatcham - 06-Jun-05 [REARED]

Ringlet
Aphantopus hyperantus
Photo © Pete Eeles

Meadow Brown - pupa - Stockbridge Down - 08-Jun-15

Meadow Brown
Maniola jurtina
Photo © Pete Eeles

Gatekeeper - pupa - Thatcham - 11-Jun-17 [REARED]-2

Gatekeeper
Pyronia tithonus
Photo © Pete Eeles

Marbled White - pupa - Stockbridge Down - 02-Jul-15

Marbled White
Melanargia galathea
Photo © Pete Eeles

Grayling - pupa - Thatcham - 20-Jul-13 (2) [REARED]

Grayling
Hipparchia semele
Photo © Pete Eeles

Pearl-bordered Fritillary - pupa - Thatcham - 16-May-16 [REARED]

Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Boloria euphrosyne
Photo © Pete Eeles

Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary - pupa - Thatcham - 29-Apr-07 (1) {REARED}

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Boloria selene
Photo © Pete Eeles

Queen of Spain Fritillary - pupa - Thatcham - 14-Oct-06 (0787) [REARED]

Queen of Spain Fritillary
Issoria lathonia
Photo © Pete Eeles

Silver-Washed Fritillary - pupa - Thatcham - 29-May-08 (1) {REARED}

Silver-washed Fritillary
Argynnis paphia
Photo © Pete Eeles

Dark Green Fritillary pupa, (reared) Liphook 30/05/2015

Dark Green Fritillary
Argynnis aglaja
Photo © Pauline

High Brown Fritillary - pupa - Thatcham - 15-Jul-16 [REARED]

High Brown Fritillary
Argynnis adippe
Photo © Pete Eeles

White Admiral - pupa - Thatcham - 30-May-09 (1) {REARED}

White Admiral
Limenitis camilla
Photo © Pete Eeles

Purple Emperor - pupa - Thatcham - 07-Jun-14 [REARED]

Purple Emperor
Apatura iris
Photo © Pete Eeles

Red Admiral Pupa (reared) - Caterham, Surrey 4-July-11

Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta
Photo © Vince Massimo

Painted Lady Pupa (Dark Form), Caterham, Surrey 12-July-09

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui
Photo © Vince Massimo

American Painted Lady pupa - Lincoln, Nabraska, USA 19-June-2012 [Nicky Davis]

American Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis
Photo © Nicky Davis

Peacock pupa (pale form) - Caterham, Surrey 25-July-2012

Peacock
Aglais io
Photo © Vince Massimo

Small Tortoiseshell pupa - Caterham, Surrey 16-June-2013

Small Tortoiseshell
Aglais urticae
Photo © Vince Massimo

Camberwell Beauty - pupa - Thatcham - 04-Sep-07 (1189)

Camberwell Beauty
Nymphalis antiopa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Tortoiseshell - pupa - Thatcham - 07-Jun-14 [REARED]

Large Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis polychloros
Photo © Pete Eeles

Scarce Tortoiseshell - pupa - Thatcham - 01-Jun-15 [REARED]-2

Scarce Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis xanthomelas
Photo © Pete Eeles

Comma pupa (lateral view) - Caterham, Surrey 29-Sept-2012

Comma
Polygonia c-album
Photo © Vince Massimo

Marsh Fritillary - pupa - Thatcham - 31-May-04 [REARED]

Marsh Fritillary
Euphydryas aurinia
Photo © Pete Eeles

Glanville Fritillary - pupa - Thatcham - 30-May-17 [REARED]

Glanville Fritillary
Melitaea cinxia
Photo © Pete Eeles

Heath Fritillary - pupa - Thatcham - 20-May-04 [REARED]

Heath Fritillary
Melitaea athalia
Photo © Pete Eeles

Family: Riodinidae

Duke of Burgundy - pupa - Thatcham - 19-Jul-09 (1) {REARED}

Duke of Burgundy
Hamearis lucina
Photo © Pete Eeles

Family: Lycaenidae

Small Copper Pupa - Somerset - 19/04/15

Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Photo © William

Large Copper - pupa - Thatcham - 11-Jun-08 (1) {REARED}

Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Photo © Pete Eeles

Brown Hairstreak Pupa (Reared) Caterham, Surrey 15-June-11

Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Photo © Vince Massimo

Purple Hairstreak pupa (reared) Henfield, Sussex 1-June-12 [Richard Roebuck]

Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Photo © Richard Roebuck

Green Hairstreak - pupa - Thatcham - 09-Jul-14 [REARED]-2

Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Photo © Pete Eeles

White-letter Hairstreak - pupa - Thatcham - 02-May-14 [REARED]

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

Black Hairstreak - pupa - Thatcham - 21-Jun-13 (5) [REARED]

Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Photo © Pete Eeles

Long-tailed Blue pupa (5 days old) - reared Sussex 5-Sept-2013

Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Photo © Mark Colvin

Cupido minimus - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Short-Tailed Blue - pupa - Thatcham - 11-Jul-10 (1) [REARED]

Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Photo © Pete Eeles

Holly Blue - pupa - Thatcham - 28-Oct-15 [REARED]

Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Photo © Pete Eeles

arion pupae  in nest [Marcin Sielezniew]

Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Photo © Marcin Sielezniew

Silver-studded Blue - pupa - Thatcham - 20-May-14 [REARED]-3

Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Photo © Pete Eeles

Brown Argus - pupa - Thatcham - 21-Jul-17 [REARED]-2

Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Photo © Pete Eeles

Aricia artaxerxes - Pupa (e.o. Nockalmberge 2009) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Cyaniris semiargus - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Common Blue Pupa (6 days before hatching) - Caterham, Surrey 8-June-12

Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Photo © Vince Massimo

Adonis Blue - pupa - 30-Jul-17 - Thatcham [REARED]

Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Photo © Pete Eeles

Chalkhill Blue - pupa - Thatcham - 04-Aug-13 (1) [REARED]

Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Photo © Pete Eeles