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

Butterfly numbers drop dramatically during October as Autumn sets in. Red Admirals are the most common butterfly, often seen feeding in large numbers on Ivy flowers. Most other species have disappeared by the end of October. Only 14 species are likely to be encountered in October.

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Key to charts
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Brimstone
Brimstone
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Brown Hairstreak
Brown Hairstreak
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Comma
Comma
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Large White
Large White
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Painted Lady
Painted Lady
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Pale Clouded Yellow
Pale Clouded Yellow
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Peacock
Peacock
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Red Admiral
Red Admiral
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Small Copper
Small Copper
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Small Heath
Small Heath
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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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Wall Brown
Wall Brown
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