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

May... and spring has arrived. Fresh lush plant grown, and many butterflies (up to 35 species) are on the wing. It is at this time of year than many specialist species occur, species which can only be found in certain parts of the UK... such as the Swallowtail, Britain's largest butterfly only to be found in the Norfolk Broads and the Chequered Skipper nor restricted to parts of Western Scotland.

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JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Adonis Blue
Adonis Blue
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Brimstone
Brimstone
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Brown Argus
Brown Argus
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Chequered Skipper
Chequered Skipper
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Clouded Yellow
Clouded Yellow
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Comma
Comma
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Common Blue
Common Blue
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Dingy Skipper
Dingy Skipper
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Duke of Burgundy
Duke of Burgundy
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Glanville Fritillary
Glanville Fritillary
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Green Hairstreak
Green Hairstreak
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Green-veined White
Green-veined White
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Grizzled Skipper
Grizzled Skipper
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Heath Fritillary
Heath Fritillary
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Holly Blue
Holly Blue
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Large Skipper
Large Skipper
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Large Tortoiseshell
Large Tortoiseshell
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Large White
Large White
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Marsh Fritillary
Marsh Fritillary
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Orange-tip
Orange-tip
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Painted Lady
Painted Lady
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Pale Clouded Yellow
Pale Clouded Yellow
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Peacock
Peacock
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Pearl-bordered Fritillary
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Red Admiral
Red Admiral
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Small Blue
Small Blue
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Small Copper
Small Copper
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Small Heath
Small Heath
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Small White
Small White
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Speckled Wood
Speckled Wood
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Swallowtail
Swallowtail
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Wall Brown
Wall Brown
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Wood White
Wood White
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember