Steven Cheshire's British Butterflies
British Butterflies: Species: Family Lycaenidae
Family Lycaenidae
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Family Hesperiidae Family Lycaenidae Family Nymphalidae Family Papilionidae Family Pieridae
Hesperiidae Lycaenidae Nymphalidae Papilionidae Pieridae
Resident Species (16)
Click for futher details about the Adonis Blue. Adonis Blue (Polyommatus bellargus)
Click for futher details about the Black Hairstreak. Black Hairstreak (Satyrium pruni)
Click for futher details about the Brown Argus. Brown Argus (Aricia agestis)
Click for futher details about the Brown Hairstreak. Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae)
Click for futher details about the Chalkhill Blue. Chalkhill Blue (Polyommatus coridon)
Click for futher details about the Common Blue. Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)
Click for futher details about the Duke of Burgundy. Duke of Burgundy (Hamearis lucina)
Click for futher details about the Green Hairstreak. Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi)
Click for futher details about the Holly Blue. Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)
Click for futher details about the Large Blue. Large Blue (Glaucopsyche arion)
Click for futher details about the Northern Brown Argus. Northern Brown Argus (Aricia artaxerxes)
Click for futher details about the Purple Hairstreak. Purple Hairstreak (Neozephyrus quercus)
Click for futher details about the Silver-studded Blue. Silver-studded Blue (Plebeius argus)
Click for futher details about the Small Blue. Small Blue (Cupido minimus)
Click for futher details about the Small Copper. Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Click for futher details about the White-letter Hairstreak. White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album)
Rare Migrant Species (2) (species which rarely occur in Britain)
Click for futher details about the Long-tailed Blue. Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus)
Click for futher details about the Short-tailed Blue. Short-tailed Blue (Cupido argiades)
Introduced Species (1) (species which are non-native to the UK but have been accidentally introduced)
Click for futher details about the Geranium Bronze. Geranium Bronze (Cacyreus marshalli)
Extinct Species (5) (species once present in Britain but now extinct)
Click for futher details about the Large Copper British Race. Large Copper British Race (Lycaena dispar)
Click for futher details about the Mazarine Blue. Mazarine Blue (Polyommatus semiargus)
Click for futher details about the Scarce Copper. Scarce Copper (Lycaena virgaureae)
Click for futher details about the Sooty Copper. Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus)
Click for futher details about the Turquoise blue. Turquoise blue (Plebicula dorylas)
European Species (13) (species not present in the UK)
Click for futher details about the African Grass Blue. African Grass Blue (Zizeeria knysna)
Click for futher details about the Black-eyed Blue. Black-eyed Blue (Glaucopsyche melanops)
Click for futher details about the Blue Spot Hairstreak. Blue Spot Hairstreak (Satyrium spini)
Click for futher details about the Common Tiger Blue. Common Tiger Blue (Tarucus theophrastus)
Click for futher details about the False Ilex Hairstreak. False Ilex Hairstreak (Satyrium esculi)
Click for futher details about the Green Underside Blue. Green Underside Blue (Glaucopsyche alexis)
Click for futher details about the Ilex Hairstreak. Ilex Hairstreak (Satyrium ilicis)
Click for futher details about the Lang's Short Tailed Blue. Lang's Short Tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous)
Click for futher details about the Panoptes Blue. Panoptes Blue (Pseudophilotes panoptes)
Click for futher details about the Purple-edged Copper. Purple-edged Copper (Lycaena hippothoe)
Click for futher details about the Purple-Shot Copper. Purple-Shot Copper (Lycaena alciphron)
Click for futher details about the Spanish Argus. Spanish Argus (Aricia morronensis)
Click for futher details about the Spanish Purple Hairstreak. Spanish Purple Hairstreak (Laeosopis roboris)