Order Lepidoptera: The Butterflies


Family Nymphalidae: Admirals & Fritillaries, etc


Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
Small Tortoiseshell
(Aglais urticae)
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)
Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io)
Peacock Butterfly
(Inachis io)
Comma (Polygonia c-album)
Comma
(Polygonia c-album)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja
Dark Green Fritillary
(Argynnis aglaja)

Subfamily Satyridae: Browns


Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)
Speckled Wood
(Pararge aegeria)
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus
Gatekeeper
(Pyronia tithonus)
Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) male
Meadow Brown
(Maniola jurtina) male
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus
Ringlet
(Aphantopus hyperantus)
Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) female
Meadow Brown
(Maniola jurtina) female
Marbled White Melanargia galathea
Marbled White
(Melanargia galathea)

Family Pieridae: Whites & Yellows


Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines) male
Orange-tip
(Anthocharis cardamines) male
Large White (Pieris brassicae) female
Large White
(Pieris brassicae) female
Small White (Pieris rapae) female
Small White
(Pieris rapae) female
Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines female
Orange-tip
(Anthocharis cardamines) female
Large White (Pieris brassicae) male
Large White
(Pieris brassicae) male
Brimstone Butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni)
Brimstone Butterfly
(Gonepteryx rhamni)
Green-veined White Pieris napi
Green-veined White
(Pieris napi)
Small White (Pieris rapae) male
Small White
(Pieris rapae) male

Family Hesperiidae: Skippers


Large Skipper (Ochlodes venata) male
Large Skipper
(Ochlodes venata)
Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) female
Small Skipper
(Thymelicus sylvestris)
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola
Essex Skipper
(Thymelicus lineola)

Family Lycaenidae: Blues, Coppers & Hairstreaks


Common Blue Polyommatus icarus
Common Blue
(Polyommatus icarus) male
Purple Hairstreak (Favonius quercus)
Purple Hairstreak
(Favonius quercus)
Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) female
Common Blue
(Polyommatus icarus) female
Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Small Copper
(Lycaena phlaeas)
Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) female
Holly Blue
(Celastrina argiolus)