UK BUTTERFLIES

UK BUTTERFLIES

Papilio machaon britannicus
Papilio machaon britannicus

Swallowtail, Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk, 11 June 2018 (and next two photos also)

Papilio machaon britannicus
Papilio machaon britannicus
Papilio machaon britannicus
Papilio machaon britannicus
Pieris brassicae
Pieris brassicae

Large White, second brood female, Gubblecote, 31 July 2018

Pieris brassicae
Pieris brassicae

Large White, second brood female, Gubblecote, 31 July 2018

Pieris brassicae
Pieris brassicae

Large White larva feeding on Hedge Mustard, Gubblecote, 6 August 2020

Pieris rapae
Pieris rapae

Small White, male, Gubblecote, near Tring, Hertfordshire, 8 May 2012

Pieris napi
Pieris napi

Green-veined White, Gubblecote meadow, 4 September 2020

Pieris napi
Pieris napi

Green-veined White, Finemere Wood, near Quainton, Buckinghamshire, 22 July 2013

Pieris napi
Pieris napi

Green-veined Whites, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts,18 July 2010

Pieris napi
Pieris napi

Green-veined White, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts, 14 May 2009

Pieris napi
Pieris napi

Green-veined White, hatched from the pupa illustrated in next photo, Gubblecote, 4 September 2020

Pieris napi
Pieris napi

Green-veined White pupa, Gubblecote, 2 September 2020

Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip, male, Great Comberton, Worcestershire, 18 April 2017

Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip, Gubblecote, near Tring, Hertfordshire, 23 April 2017

Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip, male, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts, 30 April 2012

Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip, male, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts, 4 May 2014

Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip, male, at rest on Jack-by-the-hedge, larval hostplant, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts, 19 May 2013

Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip, male, Gubblecote, 25 April 2019

Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip, female, nectaring on Sweet Rocket, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts, 27 May 2010

Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip, female, Gubblecote, 24 April 2019

Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tips, Gubblecote, 24 April 2019

Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip pupa, the 'usual' buff-coloured form at Gubblecote, 27 June 2020

Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

green form of the Orange-tip pupa

Gonepteryx rhamni
Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone, female, Gubblecote, Tring, Herts, 4 May 2014

Gonepteryx rhamni
Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone, female, nectaring on bramble blossom along the Roman Road at Otmoor in Oxfordshire, 12 August 2016

Gonepteryx rhamni
Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone, female, Bernwood Forest, Bucks, 17 July 2020

Gonepteryx rhamni
Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone, male, Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, 10 September 2015

Leptidea sinapis
Leptidea sinapis

Wood Whites, courting, Hazelborough Wood, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, 26 June 2015

Quercusia quercus
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
Quercusia quercus

Purple Hairstreak, Finemere Wood, 22 July 2013

Thecla betulae
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
Satyrium w-album

White-letter Hairstreak, Ryton Wood, near Coventry, Warwickshire, 8 July 2010

Satyrium pruni
Satyrium pruni

Black Hairstreak, Finemere Wood, Buckinghamshire, 17 June 2010

Satyrium pruni
Satyrium pruni

Black Hairstreak, Whitecross Green Wood, Bucks, 7 June 2018

Satyrium pruni
Satyrium pruni

Black Hairstreak, Whitecross Green Wood, Bucks, 7 June 2018

Satyrium pruni
Satyrium pruni

Black Hairstreak, sitting at canopy level (as usual) at Whitecross Green Wood, Bucks, 7 June 2018

Callophrys rubi
Callophrys rubi

Green Hairstreak, Incombe Hole, Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks, 23 April 2020

Callophrys rubi
Callophrys rubi

Green Hairstreak, Steps Hill, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, 11 May 2015

Callophrys rubi
Callophrys rubi

Green Hairstreak, Steps Hill, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, 13 May 2011

Callophrys rubi
Callophrys rubi

Green Hairstreak, Bingley Moor (part of Rombald's Moor), West Yorkshire, 25 May 2013

Callophrys rubi
Callophrys rubi

Green Hairstreak, nectaring on blackthorn blossom, Steps Hill, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, 5 May 2016

Callophrys rubi
Callophrys rubi

Green Hairstreaks, Steps Hill, Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks, 17 April 2019

Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas

Small Coppers, Glasdrum Forest, Appin Peninsular, Argyll, Scotland, 31 May 2011

Lycaena phlaeas var alba
Lycaena phlaeas var alba

Small Copper, Gait Barrow, Arnside, Cumbria, 30 July 2007

Lycaena phlaeas var alba
Lycaena phlaeas var alba

Small Copper, Gait Barrow, Arnside, Cumbria, 30 July 2007

Cupido minimus
Cupido minimus

Small Blue, Pitstone old quarry, Bucks, 24 April 2020

Cupido minimus
Cupido minimus

Small Blue, old Pitstone quarry site, Buckinghamshire, 2 June 2013

Cupido minimus
Cupido minimus

Small Blue, Pitstone disused quarry, Bucks, 15 May 2019

Cupido minimus
Cupido minimus

Small Blue, Brook Down, Isle of Wight, 3 June 2015