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Butterflies

Page Editor: Norman Jackson

Page last Reviewed: 13 Aug 2014

 

The table below lists the butterflies that have been seen in the area and shows the months when they are usually seen.

 

 

 

Species

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Notes

Large White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most common between June and August 

Small White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most common between June and August 

Green-veined White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Often seen on Bluebells and around moist woodland margins.

Orange Tip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commonly seen in early summer along hedgerows, road verges, and woodland edges. Mid April to Early June.

Small Copper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April to October 

Common Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May to September 

Red Admiral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Begins to arrive from Europe in May. Seen up to early October.

Painted Lady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Migrates from N Africa and Spain in May/June. Seen as late as October.

Small Tortoiseshell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerge from hibernation in March and can be seen as late as December!

Peacock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hibernates. Has been seen from Early March through to late October.

Comma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This once southern species is now seen regularly in gardens and woodlands from March to August.

Small Heath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May to September. 

Ringlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June to August. Usually seen in wet grassy areas, ditches etc.