I’ve always been captivated by butterflies. I’m used to slamming on the brakes in France to chase and identify more exotic species that don’t occur here in Britain. It’s easy to overlook those which are on one’s own doorstep, after all. Now I’ve corrected my oversight and have started trying to build up a photographic record of what I’ve seen here, as well.

Here’s a collection of pictures, a few rather historic, that we’ve managed to grab so far. I will grow this collection as opportunities arise.

Swallowtail Scarce Swallowtail
Iberian Swallowtail Spanish Festoon Clouded Apollo
Large White Small White Dark-veined White
Green-veined White Wood White Black-veined White
Bath White Orange Tip
Moroccan Orange Tip Clouded Yellow Brimstone Cleopatra
Ilex Hairstreak False Ilex Hairstreak Green Hairstreak
Small Copper Large Copper
Long-tailed Blue Geranium Bronze
Langs Short-tailed Blue Little Tiger Blue
Short-tailed Blue Small Blue
Panoptes Blue Silver-studded Blue Meleager’s Blue
Common Blue Brown Argus
Adonis Blue Holly Blue Escher’s Blue
Duke of Burgundy
Monarch Plain Tiger
Purple Emperor
Comma Map Butterfly
White Admiral Southern White Admiral
Small Tortoiseshell Red Admiral Macaronesian_Red_Admiral
Painted Lady Peacock Silver-washed Fritillary
Queen of Spain Fritillary Knapweed Fritillary
Spotted Fritillary Provençal Fritillary
Marbled White Western Marbled White
Great Banded Grayling Woodland Grayling Striped Grayling
Ringlet Piedmont Ringlet Dewy Ringlet
Scotch Argus Meadow Brown Small Heath
Gatekeeper Spanish Gatekeeper Pearly Heath Chestnut Heath
Speckled Wood Wall Brown
Grizzled Skipper Dingy Skipper Mallow Skipper
Large Chequered Skipper Small Skipper Essex Skipper Large Skipper

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