Steven Cheshire's British Butterflies
British Butterflies: Species: Species By Region
Butterflies of Northern Scotland
The species listed below may have a limited distribution in Northern Scotland. In all cases, please refer to the distribution maps shown on the individual species pages.

This list excludes rare migrant species and species which are now extinct in the UK.

The following species are known to occur in Northern Scotland.
Species which occur in Northern Scotland are listed below. Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland Wales Southern England Central England Eastern England Northern England Northern Scotland Eastern Scotland Western Scotland
Butterflies in England and Wales
Northern England
Central England
Eastern England
Southern England
Wales
Butterflies in Scotland
Northern Scotland
Eastern Scotland
Western Scotland
Butterflies in Ireland
Northern Ireland currently unavailable
Republic of Ireland currently unavailable
Family Hesperiidae - 2 species occur in Northern Scotland
Click for futher details about the Chequered Skipper. Chequered Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Click for futher details about the Dingy Skipper. Dingy Skipper
Erynnis tages
Family Pieridae - 4 species occur in Northern Scotland
Click for futher details about the Green-veined White. Green-veined White
Pieris napi
Click for futher details about the Large White. Large White
Pieris brassicae
Click for futher details about the Orange-tip. Orange-tip
Anthocharis cardamines
Click for futher details about the Small White. Small White
Pieris rapae
Family Nymphalidae - 16 species occur in Northern Scotland
Click for futher details about the Dark Green Fritillary. Dark Green Fritillary
Argynnis aglaja
Click for futher details about the Grayling. Grayling
Hipparchia semele
Click for futher details about the Large Heath. Large Heath
Coenonympha tullia
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 Painted Lady. Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui
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 Red Admiral. Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta
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 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
Family Papilionidae - 0 species occur in Northern Scotland
Family Lycaenidae - 6 species occur in Northern Scotland
Click for futher details about the Common Blue. Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Click for futher details about the Green Hairstreak. Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi
Click for futher details about the Northern Brown Argus. Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Click for futher details about the Purple Hairstreak. Purple Hairstreak
Neozephyrus quercus
Click for futher details about the Small Blue. Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Click for futher details about the Small Copper. Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas