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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: Papilionidae

Swallowtail - pupa - Thatcham - 04-Oct-04 (2) [REARED]
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 - 22-Sep-11 (3) {REARED}
Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus malvae
Photo © Pete Eeles
Heteropterus morpheus - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]
Large Chequered Skipper
Heteropterus morpheus
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
palaemon ppe [Wolfgang Wagner]
Chequered Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
Thymelicus lineola - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]
Essex Skipper
Thymelicus lineola
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
DSCN9556#001 [Ben Smart]
Small Skipper
Thymelicus sylvestris
Photo © Ben Smart
Thymelicus acteon - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]
Lulworth Skipper
Thymelicus acteon
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
Silver-spotted Skipper - pupa - Thatcham - 04-Aug-13 (2) [REARED]
Silver-spotted Skipper
Hesperia comma
Photo © Pete Eeles
Ochlodes sylvanus - Puppe (e.l. Memmingen 2013) [Wolfgang Wagner]
Large Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanus
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

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
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 (Brown Form) - Caterham, Surrey (Reared) 24-Aug-10
Small White
Pieris rapae
Photo © Vince Massimo
Green Veined White Pupa (Reared - 2 Days Before Hatching) - Caterham, Surrey 4-July-10
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]
Gonepteryx rhamni
Photo © Pete Eeles

Family: Nymphalidae

Monarch - pupa - Thatcham - 23-Jul-14 [REARED]
Danaus plexippus
Photo © Pete Eeles
Wall Brown pupa - Seaford, East Sussex 23-April-2015
Lasiommata megera
Photo © badgerbob
Speckled Wood pupa - Crawley, Sussex 14-Sept-2014
Speckled Wood
Pararge aegeria
Photo © Vince Massimo
Large Heath - pupa - Thatcham - 29-Jun-13 (1) [REARED]
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]
Aphantopus hyperantus
Photo © Pete Eeles
Meadow Brown - pupa - Stockbridge Down - 08-Jun-15
Meadow Brown
Maniola jurtina
Photo © Pete Eeles
Gatekeeper - pupa - Unknown location - Unknown date [REARED] [Brian Clegg]
Pyronia tithonus
Photo © Brian Clegg
Marbled White - pupa - Stockbridge Down - 02-Jul-15
Marbled White
Melanargia galathea
Photo © Pete Eeles
Grayling - pupa - Thatcham - 20-Jul-13 (2) [REARED]
Hipparchia semele
Photo © Pete Eeles
Pearl-bordered Fritillary - pupa - Hampshire - 22-Apr-12
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, 30/05/2015
Dark Green Fritillary
Argynnis aglaja
Photo © Pauline
High Brown Fritillary - pupa - Thatcham - 09-Jun-12 (2) [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
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
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-05 [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 - Reared from wild egg - Stafford 16.06 14
Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
Photo © Tony Moore
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 - 06-Jul-14 [REARED]-7
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 - Thatcham - 06-Oct-04 [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

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