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Butterfly taxonomy (classification) The skippers The swallowtails The whites The hairstreaks, coppers and blues. Includes the Duke of Burgundy. The nymphalids, fritillaries and browns. Includes the Monarch.

Species Listing

This page contains a listing of all primary species found in the UK (click here to also see secondary species). The species are organised by the family to which they belong.

Family: Lycaenidae


Small Copper male - Solihull West Midlands 27.07.2014
Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Male
Photo © nfreem
Small Copper - Stockbridge Down - 24 July 2010
Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Male Underside
Photo © Clive
Small Copper - imago - Stockbridge Down - 06-Aug-09 (1)
Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Female
Photo © Pete Eeles
Small Copper - Alners Gorse - 22-08-2013
Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Female Underside
Photo © Wurzel
Large Copper - imago - Thatcham - 29-Aug-08 (2) {REARED}
Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles
Large Copper - imago - Thatcham - 24-Jun-08 (16) {REARED}
Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Large Copper - imago - Thatcham - 26-Jun-08 (1) {REARED}
Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Female
Photo © Pete Eeles
Large Copper - imago - Thatcham - 25-Jun-08 (2) {REARED}
Large Copper
Lycaena dispar
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Male Brown Hairstreak, Shipton Bellinger, 06/08/2013
Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Male
Photo © Pauline
Brown Hairstreak - Male - Shipton Bellinger - 09.08.13
Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Male Underside
Photo © PhiliB
Brown Hairstreak - Knepp Estate, Sussex 8-Aug-2013
Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme
Brown Hairstreak female - Knepp Estate, Sussex 3-Aug-2013
Brown Hairstreak
Thecla betulae
Female Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme
Purple Hairstreak - imago - Thatcham - 14-Jun-07 (1) {REARED}
Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles
Purple Hairstreak Male - Botany Bay/Oaken Wood, Sussex 28-June-09
Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo
Purple Hairstreak female - Broxbourne Wood, Hertfordshire, 30 June 2011
Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Female
Photo © Pawpawsaurus
Purple Hairstreak female - Broxbourne Wood, Hertfordshire, 30 June 2011
Purple Hairstreak
Favonius quercus
Female Underside
Photo © Pawpawsaurus
Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Male
Green Hairstreak Male - Coulsdon, Surrey 19-April-10
Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo
female in flight - Ashley Heath, Dorset
Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Female
Photo © ronniethepoo
Green Hairstreak Female - Woldingham, Surrey 25-May-10
Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Female Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo
White-letter Hairstreak
Satyrium w-album
Male
White-letter-Hairstreak-Fermyn 24 June 2011 03C2316
White-letter Hairstreak
Satyrium w-album
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach
White-letter Hairstreak
Satyrium w-album
Female
White letter hairstreak, female, July, Hants
White-letter Hairstreak
Satyrium w-album
Female Underside
Photo © Pauline
Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Male
Black Hairstreak - imago - Thatcham - 24-Jun-13 (2) [REARED]
Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Female
Black Hairstreak - imago - Thatcham - 24-Jun-13 (7) [REARED]
Black Hairstreak
Satyrium pruni
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Long-tailed Blue, Male, Kingsdown Leas, Kent 6 October 2013
Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Male
Photo © Pauline
Long-tailed-Blue-male- 5D39996b Kent 25 Sep 2013
Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach
Long-tailed Blue Female - Kingsdown Leas - 25-Sept-2013
Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Female
Photo © PhiliB
Long-tailed-Blue-female- 5D33010 Kent 25 Sep 2013
Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach
Geranium Bronze - Alpes-Maritimes - 18 October 2012
Geranium Bronze
Cacyreus marshalli
Male
Photo © CFB
Geranium Bronze - imago - Thatcham - 15-Oct-06 (0815) [REARED]
Geranium Bronze
Cacyreus marshalli
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Geranium Bronze female - Peasmarsh, East Sussex 31-Aug-2013 [Gordon Jarvis]
Geranium Bronze
Cacyreus marshalli
Female
Photo © Gordon Jarvis
Geranium Bronze - female - Thatcham - 14-Oct-13 (1) [REARED]
Geranium Bronze
Cacyreus marshalli
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Small Blue - imago - Martin Down - 22-May-09 (3)
Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles
Small Blue, Male, MHD, 28/07/2014
Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Male Underside
Photo © Pauline
Small Blue, female, Kithurst Hill, West Sussex, 9 June 2012
Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Female
Photo © Colin Knight
Small Blue - imago - Martin Down - 31-May-06 (0195)
Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Short-Tailed Blue - imago - Thatcham - 04-Sep-08 (1)
Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles
Short-Tailed Blue - imago - Thatcham - 04-Sep-08 (2)
Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Short - Tailed Blue Female - Argentat - France - 15-07-12
Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Female
Photo © William
Short - Tailed Blue Female - Argentat - France - 14-07-12
Short-tailed Blue
Cupido argiades
Female Underside
Photo © William
Holly Blue - male - Mill Road Cemetery, Cambs - 08 May 2013
Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Male
Photo © NickB
Holly Blue (male), Chiddingfold Forest (1 May 2013)
Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Male Underside
Photo © Mark Colvin
Holly Blue female - Worthing, Sussex 17-May-2013
Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme
Holly Blue - imago - Portsdown - 16-Apr-07 [Alan Thornbury]
Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Female Underside
Photo © Alan Thornbury
Large Blue - Collard Hill, Somerest 18-June-2014
Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme
large blue male, underside collard hill 09
Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Male Underside
Photo © geniculata
Large Blue - Daneway - 25th - June - 2014
Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Female
Photo © Maximus
Large Blue Female - Collard Hill - 19.06.12
Large Blue
Maculinea arion
Female Underside
Photo © PhiliB
Silver-studded Blue (male), Stedham Common (12 June 2012)
Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Male
Photo © Mark Colvin
Silver studded Blue male - Prees Heath Shropshire 04.07.2012
Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Male Underside
Photo © nfreem
Silver-studded Blue female - Iping Common, Sussex 28-June-2013
Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme
Silver studded blue, female, Bramshott Common, 21/06/2013
Silver-studded Blue
Plebejus argus
Female Underside
Photo © Pauline
Brown Argus male - Springhead Hill, Sussex 2-Aug-2013
Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme
Brown Argus Male - Chaldon, Surrey 22-July-11
Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo
Brown Argus female - Chantry Hill, Sussex 11-May-2014
Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme
Brown Argus (female), Springhead Hill (23 July 2011)
Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Female Underside
Photo © Mark Colvin
Northern Brown Argus male - St Abb's Head 20-June-2013
Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme
Northern Brown Argus male - St Abb's Head 20-June-2013
Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Male Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme
Northern Brown Argus - female - Burnmouth - 09-Jul-13-15
Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Female
Photo © Pete Eeles
Northern Brown Argus - female - St. Abbs Head - 09-Jul-13
Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Mazarine Blue - imago - Bunderitsa Hut, Pirin, Bulgaria - 03-Jul-07 (1015)
Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles
Mazarine Blue underside, Parc du Mercantour, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 8th July 2014
Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Male Underside
Photo © David M
Mazerine Blue,female - Aggletek - Hungary - 17-June-09
Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Female
Photo © Denise
Mazarine Blue - imago - Switzerland - Jun-06 (3) [Guy Padfield]
Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus
Female Underside
Photo © Guy Padfield
Common Blue male - Chantry Hill, Sussex 6-Aug-2013
Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme
Common-Blue- 5D38526 Lincs June 2013
Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach
Common Blue Female - Crawley, Sussex 17-June-05
Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Female
Photo © Vince Massimo
Common Blue female - Chantry Hill, Sussex 6-Aug-2013
Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Female Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme
Adonis Blue male - Mill Hill, Sussex 29-Aug-2013
Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme
Adonis-Blue- 5D34448 Larden Chase 23 August 2013
Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach
Adonis Blue female - Mill Hill, Sussex 19-May-2010
Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme
Adonis-Blue-Martin Down 21 May 2011 03C0831
Adonis Blue
Polyommatus bellargus
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach
Male Chalkhill Blue, Oxenbourne Down, 20 July 2012
Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Male
Photo © Pauline
Chalkhill Blue - Hatch Hill - Somerset - 31/07/14
Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Male Underside
Photo © William
Chalkhill Blue (female), Springhead Hill (20 July 2012)
Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Female
Photo © Mark Colvin
Chalkhill Blue, female, Stockbridge Down, 06/08/2013
Chalk Hill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Female Underside
Photo © Pauline


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