UK BUTTERFLIES

British butterflies

Papilio machaon britannicus
Swallowtail, Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk, 11 June 2018 (and next two photos also)
Papilio machaon britannicus
Papilio machaon britannicus
Pieris brassicae
Large White, second brood female, Gubblecote, 31 July 2018
Pieris brassicae
Large White, second brood female, Gubblecote, 31 July 2018
Pieris brassicae
Large White larva feeding on Hedge Mustard, Gubblecote, 6 August 2020
Pieris rapae
Small White, male, Gubblecote, near Tring, Hertfordshire, 8 May 2012
Pieris napi
Green-veined White, Gubblecote meadow, 4 September 2020
Pieris napi
Green-veined White, Finemere Wood, near Quainton, Buckinghamshire, 22 July 2013
Pieris napi
Green-veined Whites, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts,18 July 2010
Pieris napi
Green-veined White, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts, 14 May 2009
Pieris napi
Green-veined White, hatched from the pupa illustrated in next photo, Gubblecote, 4 September 2020
Pieris napi
Green-veined White pupa, Gubblecote, 2 September 2020
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange-tip, male, Great Comberton, Worcestershire, 18 April 2017
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange-tip, Gubblecote, near Tring, Hertfordshire, 23 April 2017
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange-tip, male, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts, 30 April 2012
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange-tip, male, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts, 4 May 2014
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange-tip, male, at rest on Jack-by-the-hedge, larval hostplant, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts, 19 May 2013
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange-tip, male, Gubblecote, 25 April 2019
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange-tip, female, nectaring on Sweet Rocket, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts, 27 May 2010
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange-tip, female, Gubblecote, 24 April 2019
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange-tips, Gubblecote, 24 April 2019
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange-tip pupa, the 'usual' buff-coloured form at Gubblecote, 27 June 2020
Anthocharis cardamines
green form of the Orange-tip pupa
Gonepteryx rhamni
Brimstone, female, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts, 4 May 2014
Gonepteryx rhamni
Brimstone, female, nectaring on bramble blossom along the Roman Road at Otmoor in Oxfordshire, 12 August 2016
Gonepteryx rhamni
Brimstone, female, Bernwood Forest, Bucks, 17 July 2020
Gonepteryx rhamni
Brimstone, male, Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, 10 September 2015
Leptidea sinapis
Wood Whites, courting, Hazelborough Wood, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, 26 June 2015
Quercusia quercus
Purple Hairstreak, female, Finemere Wood, near Quainton, Buckinghamshire, 22 July 2013. Several individuals caught the early morning sunshine but had all moved much higher into the canopy by 9.30am
Quercusia quercus
Purple Hairstreak, Finemere Wood, 22 July 2013
Thecla betulae
Brown Hairstreak, female, pausing for a moment on convolvulous edging the Roman Road on Otmoor, Oxfordshire, 12 July 2016. Only 2 or 3 individuals were seen of this elusive species, preferring to fly high amongst ash and oak trees
Satyrium w-album
White-letter Hairstreak, Ryton Wood, near Coventry, Warwickshire, 8 July 2010
Satyrium pruni
Black Hairstreak, Finemere Wood, Buckinghamshire, 17 June 2010
Satyrium pruni
Black Hairstreak, Whitecross Green Wood, Bucks, 7 June 2018
Satyrium pruni
Black Hairstreak, Whitecross Green Wood, Bucks, 7 June 2018
Satyrium pruni
Black Hairstreak, sitting at canopy level (as usual) at Whitecross Green Wood, Bucks, 7 June 2018
Callophrys rubi
Green Hairstreak, Incombe Hole, Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks, 23 April 2020
Callophrys rubi
Green Hairstreak, Steps Hill, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, 11 May 2015
Callophrys rubi
Green Hairstreak, Steps Hill, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, 13 May 2011
Callophrys rubi
Green Hairstreak, Bingley Moor (part of Rombald's Moor), West Yorkshire, 25 May 2013
Callophrys rubi
Green Hairstreak, nectaring on blackthorn blossom, Steps Hill, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, 5 May 2016
Callophrys rubi
Green Hairstreaks, Steps Hill, Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks, 17 April 2019
Lycaena phlaeas
Small Coppers, Glasdrum Forest, Appin Peninsular, Argyll, Scotland, 31 May 2011
Lycaena phlaeas var alba
Small Copper, Gait Barrow, Arnside, Cumbria, 30 July 2007
Lycaena phlaeas var alba
Small Copper, Gait Barrow, Arnside, Cumbria, 30 July 2007
Cupido minimus
Small Blue, Pitstone old quarry, Bucks, 24 April 2020
Cupido minimus
Small Blue, old Pitstone quarry site, Buckinghamshire, 2 June 2013
Cupido minimus
Small Blue, Pitstone disused quarry, Bucks, 15 May 2019
Cupido minimus
Small Blue, Brook Down, Isle of Wight, 3 June 2015
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