Steven Cheshire's British Butterflies
British Butterflies: Species: Family Nymphalidae
Family Nymphalidae
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Resident Species (25)
Click for futher details about the Comma. Comma (Polygonia c-album)
Click for futher details about the Dark Green Fritillary. Dark Green Fritillary (Argynnis aglaja)
Click for futher details about the Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)
Click for futher details about the Glanville Fritillary. Glanville Fritillary (Melitaea cinxia)
Click for futher details about the Grayling. Grayling (Hipparchia semele)
Click for futher details about the Heath Fritillary. Heath Fritillary (Melitaea athalia)
Click for futher details about the High Brown Fritillary. High Brown Fritillary (Argynnis adippe)
Click for futher details about the Large Heath. Large Heath (Coenonympha tullia)
Click for futher details about the Large Tortoiseshell. Large Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis polychloros)
Click for futher details about the Marbled White. Marbled White (Melanargia galathea)
Click for futher details about the Marsh Fritillary. Marsh Fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia)
Click for futher details about the Meadow Brown. Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)
Click for futher details about the Mountain Ringlet. Mountain Ringlet (Erebia epiphron)
Click for futher details about the Peacock. Peacock (Inachis io)
Click for futher details about the Pearl-bordered Fritillary. Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria euphrosyne)
Click for futher details about the Purple Emperor. Purple Emperor (Apatura iris)
Click for futher details about the Ringlet. Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)
Click for futher details about the Scotch Argus. Scotch Argus (Erebia aethiops)
Click for futher details about the Silver-washed Fritillary. Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)
Click for futher details about the Small Heath. Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)
Click for futher details about the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)
Click for futher details about the Small Tortoiseshell. Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
Click for futher details about the Speckled Wood. Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)
Click for futher details about the Wall Brown. Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera)
Click for futher details about the White Admiral. White Admiral (Limenitis camilla)
Regular Migrant Species (2) (species which regularly occur and breed in Britain)
Click for futher details about the Painted Lady. Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Click for futher details about the Red Admiral. Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Rare Migrant Species (4) (species which rarely occur in Britain)
Click for futher details about the Camberwell Beauty. Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis antiopa)
Click for futher details about the Map. Map (Araschnia levana)
Click for futher details about the Monarch. Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Click for futher details about the Queen of Spain Fritillary. Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia)
Extinct Species (4) (species once present in Britain but now extinct)
Click for futher details about the Large Wall. Large Wall (Lasiommata maera)
Click for futher details about the Niobe Fritillary. Niobe Fritillary (Argynnis niobe)
Click for futher details about the The Hermit. The Hermit (Chazara briseis)
Click for futher details about the Weaver's Fritillary. Weaver's Fritillary (Boloria dia)
European Species (9) (species not present in the UK)
Click for futher details about the False Heath Fritillary. False Heath Fritillary (Melitaea diamina)
Click for futher details about the Knapweed Fritillary. Knapweed Fritillary (Melitaea phoebe)
Click for futher details about the Marbled Fritillary. Marbled Fritillary (Brenthis daphne)
Click for futher details about the Meadow Fritillary. Meadow Fritillary (Mellicta parthenoides)
Click for futher details about the Nettle-tree Butterfly. Nettle-tree Butterfly (Libythea celtis)
Click for futher details about the Pearly Heath. Pearly Heath (Coenonympha arcania)
Click for futher details about the Provencal Fritillary. Provencal Fritillary (Mellicta deione)
Click for futher details about the Spanish Marbled White. Spanish Marbled White (Melanargia ines)
Click for futher details about the Spotted Fritillary. Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyma)