A tale of nature, wildlife and birding from Cheshire, North Wales and across the globe....

A tale of nature, wildlife and birding from Cheshire, North Wales and across the globe....

Butterflies

Britain has a fantastic array of butterflies, from the drab-looking Dingy Skipper to the magnificent Purple Emperor. 59 species in total are found throughout our meadows, gardens, woodlands and heathlands, and these charismatic insects are a must-see during the spring and summer months. A snapshot of many of our winged wonders can be seen below. 

Chequered Skipper - Fort William
Chequered Skipper - Fort William (30th May 2016)
Small Skipper - Kent
Small Skipper - Kent (5th July 2013)
Essex Skipper - Suffolk
Essex Skipper - Suffolk (19th July 2014)
Silver-spotted Skipper - Oxfordshire
Silver-spotted Skipper - Oxfordshire (27th July 2014)
Large Skipper - Northamptonshire
Large Skipper - Northamptonshire (11th July 2015)
Dingy Skipper - Buckinghamshire
Dingy Skipper - Buckinghamshire (4th May 2014)
Grizzled Skipper - Buckinghamshire
Grizzled Skipper - Buckinghamshire (4th May 2014)
Wood White- Shropshire
Wood White - Shropshire (25th July 2015)
Clouded Yellow - Wiltshire
Clouded Yellow - Wiltshire (5th September 2013)
Brimstone - Cheshire
Brimstone - Cheshire (16th August 2010)
White-letter Hairstreak - Lancashire
White-letter Hairstreak - Lancashire (18th July 2015)
Black Hairstreak - Oxfordshire
Black Hairstreak - Oxfordshire (6th July 2015)
Small Copper - Kent
Small Copper - Kent (30th September 2013)
Silver-studded Blue - North Wales
Silver-studded Blue - North Wales (15th July 2013)
Chalkhill Blue - Wiltshire
Chalkhill Blue - Wiltshire (5th September 2013)
Adonis Blue - Dorset
Adonis Blue - Dorset (2nd September 2013)
Duke of Burgundy - Kent
Duke of Burgundy - Kent (3rd May 2014)
Purple Emperor - Northamptonshire
Purple Emperor - Northamptonshire (11th July 2015)
Painted Lady - Cheshire
Painted Lady - Cheshire (5th August 2009)
Peacock - Cheshire
Peacock - Cheshire (11th August 2012)
Comma - Cheshire
Comma - Cheshire (6th October 2013)
Silver-washed Fritillary - Northamptonshire
Silver-washed Fritillary - Northamptonshire (11th July 2015)
Marsh Fritillary - North Wales
Marsh Fritillary - North Wales (3rd June 2016)
Heath Fritillary - Kent
Heath Fritillary - Kent (5th July 2013)
Speckled Wood - Scilly
Speckled Wood - Scilly (11th August 2015)
Marbled White - Oxfordshire
Marbled White - Oxfordshire (6th July 2015)
Long-tailed Blue - Kent
Long-tailed Blue - Kent (30th September 2013)

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