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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: Pieridae


Wood White - male disturbing mating pair - Botany Bay, 8 May 2012
Wood White
Leptidea sinapis
Male
Photo © Colin Knight
Wood-White-Wicken Wood 8 May 2011 03C6683
Wood White
Leptidea sinapis
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach
Wood White Female (in flight) - Botany Bay, Sussex 25-June-12 (013-3)
Wood White
Leptidea sinapis
Female
Photo © P.J.Underwood
Wood-White-Wicken Wood 14 June 2010 03C3462
Wood White
Leptidea sinapis
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach
Cryptic Wood White
Leptidea juvernica
Male
Cryptic Wood White - imago - Craigavon Lakes, Northern Ireland - 29-May-13-28
Cryptic Wood White
Leptidea juvernica
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Cryptic Wood White
Leptidea juvernica
Female
Cryptic Wood White - imago - Craigavon Lakes, Northern Ireland - 29-May-13-23
Cryptic Wood White
Leptidea juvernica
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Orange Tip male - Five Oaks, Sussex 8-April-2014
Orange-tip
Anthocharis cardamines
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme
Orange-tip male -  Five Oaks, Sussex 30-Mar-2014
Orange-tip
Anthocharis cardamines
Male Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme
Orange-tip female - Solihull West Midlands 28.04.2014
Orange-tip
Anthocharis cardamines
Female
Photo © nfreem
Orange-Tip - imago - Aldermaston Gravel Pits - 11-Apr-12
Orange-tip
Anthocharis cardamines
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Black-Veined White - imago - Gola del Infernaccio, Monti Sibillini, Italy - 16-Jun-08 (2)
Black-veined White
Aporia crataegi
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles
Black Veined White - Spain - 21 June 2012
Black-veined White
Aporia crataegi
Male Underside
Photo © Nigel Kiteley
Black-Veined White - imago - Lauenensee, Lauenen, Switzerland - 10-Jul-11
Black-veined White
Aporia crataegi
Female
Photo © Pete Eeles
Black-Veined White - imago - Stockbridge Down - 27-Jul-07 [Neil Hulme]
Black-veined White
Aporia crataegi
Female Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme
Large White (m) (spring brood) Harmondsworth Moor Middlesex 2nd June 2013
Large White
Pieris brassicae
Male
Photo © millerd
Large White Male - First Brood, Crawley, Sussex 21-April-06
Large White
Pieris brassicae
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo
Large White female - Caterham, Surrey 28-April-2014
Large White
Pieris brassicae
Female
Photo © Vince Massimo
Large White female - Chaldon, Surrey 6-June-2010
Large White
Pieris brassicae
Female Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo
Small White (m) (spring brood) Stanwell Moor Middlesex 23rd May 2013
Small White
Pieris rapae
Male
Photo © millerd
Small White male - Caterham, Surrey 5-May-2013
Small White
Pieris rapae
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo
Small White female (first brood) - Crawley, Sussex 17-April-07
Small White
Pieris rapae
Female
Photo © Vince Massimo
Small White - imago - f - ovipositing, Provence 26th April 2011
Small White
Pieris rapae
Female Underside
Photo © NickB
Green Veined White - Ffos-y-ffin - 16-04-2014
Green-veined White
Pieris napi
Male
Photo © Wurzel
Green-veined White - imago - Thatcham - 12-May-13
Green-veined White
Pieris napi
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Green-veined White female - Norfolk Estate, Sussex 14-April-2011
Green-veined White
Pieris napi
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme
Green Veined White Female (First Brood) - Crawley, Sussex 27-April-06
Green-veined White
Pieris napi
Female Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo
Bath White - male - Thatcham - 07-Jun-14 [REARED]
Bath White
Pontia daplidice
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles
Bath White (male), Campanet, Majorca (3 August 2012)
Bath White
Pontia daplidice
Male Underside
Photo © Mark Colvin
Bath White, female, Cuidad Quesada, Spain 26th September 2010
Bath White
Pontia daplidice
Female
Photo © Lee Hurrell
Bath White female - Cadiz, Spain 2-Nov-2013
Bath White
Pontia daplidice
Female Underside
Photo © EricY
Clouded Yellow male, Kithurst Hill, West Sussex, 9 Aug 2013
Clouded Yellow
Colias croceus
Male
Photo © Colin Knight
Clouded-Yellow- 5D33451 Chambers, Lincs 19 Aug 2013
Clouded Yellow
Colias croceus
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach
Clouded Yellow female, Kithurst Hill, West Sussex, 8 Aug 2013
Clouded Yellow
Colias croceus
Female
Photo © Colin Knight
Clouded Yellow, female, Hayling Billy Trail, 13/08/2013
Clouded Yellow
Colias croceus
Female Underside
Photo © Pauline
Pale Clouded Yellow
Colias hyale
Male
Pale Clouded Yellow male - Cote d'Or, France 26-July-2007
Pale Clouded Yellow
Colias hyale
Male Underside
Photo © Roger Gibbons
Pale Clouded Yellow
Colias hyale
Female
Pale Clouded Yellow - imago - Little Hortobagy, Hungary - 13-Jul-06 (0541)
Pale Clouded Yellow
Colias hyale
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Bergers Clouded Yellow pair - Karst, Slovenia May 2012
Berger's Clouded Yellow
Colias alfacariensis
Male
Photo © Simon2
Berger's Clouded Yellow - Alpes-Maritimes - 14 April 2014
Berger's Clouded Yellow
Colias alfacariensis
Male Underside
Photo © CFB
Bergers Clouded Yellow - imago - Unknown location - Unknown date (2) [Guy Padfield]
Berger's Clouded Yellow
Colias alfacariensis
Female
Photo © Guy Padfield
Bergers Clouded Yellow - imago - Thatcham - 28-Jul-07 (1103) {REARED}
Berger's Clouded Yellow
Colias alfacariensis
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Brimstone - male  - Shipton Bellinger 13-08-2013
Brimstone
Gonepteryx rhamni
Male
Photo © Wurzel
Brimstone male - Coulsdon, Surrey 12-Aug-2012
Brimstone
Gonepteryx rhamni
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo
Clouded Yellow female, Cissbury Ring, West Sussex, 6 Aug 2013
Brimstone
Gonepteryx rhamni
Female
Photo © Colin Knight
Brimstone- 5D35122 Lincs Aug 2013
Brimstone
Gonepteryx rhamni
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach


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