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

As March arrives, the average daytime temperatures increase as do the number of butterflies (up to 5 species) and you are more likely to see Peacock, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and Comma along with Red Admiral on sunny days.

These pioneering individuals seek out any available nectar sources and can often be found feeding on catkins or Dandylion flowers. Its these early butterflies which will mate and produce offspring which will grace our gardens later in the summer months.

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Brimstone
Brimstone
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Comma
Comma
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Peacock
Peacock
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Red Admiral
Red Admiral
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Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell
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