Steven Cheshire's British Butterflies
British Butterflies: Species: Flight Chart for April:
British Butterflies in April

April is the month where up to 17 species of butterfly make an appearance although it maybe several weeks later in the north of England and Scotland before average temperatures are high enough for these species to appear.

Butterflies such as the Orange-tip, Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper and Pearl-bordered Fritillary make a welcome appearance... and the more obvious White butterflies such as the Large (Cabbage) White, Small White and Green-veined White appear... a sign that spring has sprung!!

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Brimstone
Brimstone
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Comma
Comma
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Dingy Skipper
Dingy Skipper
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Green Hairstreak
Green Hairstreak
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Green-veined White
Green-veined White
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Grizzled Skipper
Grizzled Skipper
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Holly Blue
Holly Blue
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Large Tortoiseshell
Large Tortoiseshell
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Large White
Large White
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Orange-tip
Orange-tip
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Pale Clouded Yellow
Pale Clouded Yellow
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Peacock
Peacock
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Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Pearl-bordered Fritillary
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Red Admiral
Red Admiral
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Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell
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Small White
Small White
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Speckled Wood
Speckled Wood
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