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About butterflies

Speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria

Butterflies are a group of insects.

Butterflies, along with moths, form the group called Lepidoptera. They are insects that fly during the day and are usually brightly coloured. Butterflies most commonly rest with their wings brought together above the body. In most cases the antennae terminate with a noticeable club. Their larvae are known as caterpillars and they are usually quite conspicuous.

Number of UK species: 59

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Re: Butterfly ID - Is this a Clouded Buff male? 2 weeks ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Butterfly ID 3 weeks ago by Polacanthus Polacanthus
Re: Unidentified caterpillar 3 weeks ago by Polacanthus Polacanthus
Jersey Tiger Moth? 1 month ago by Platinum Fox Platinum Fox
Re: Butterfly ID please ! 1 month ago by stephanie.r stephanie.r
Re: White admiral or Purple Emperor? 2 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Unusual Butterfly...? 2 months ago by LinneyM LinneyM
Re: Possible ab Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus 2 months ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: green butterfly 2 months ago by Ahmed Ahmed
Re: Tiny blue butterfly 5 months ago by Julie Julie
Aberrant Common Blue 7 months ago by Hairstreak Hairstreak
Re: Aberrant Meadow Brown 10 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Painted lady butterfly? 1 year ago by Marta Marta
Re: Any ideas ? 1 year ago by John John
Re: Which Moth 1 year ago by John John
Re: Butterfly: help with identification 1 year ago by Marta Marta
Re: Butterfly ID please 1 year ago by Lexi5004 Lexi5004
Re: The first butterfly of 2016? 1 year ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: Butterly ID please 1 year ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Butterflies 1 year ago by Liz Liz
Re: Is this a Dark Green Fritillary? 2 years ago by 391589cd7f538926e7becd4ad44ba4ebaf5d0aab 391589cd7f538926e7becd4ad44ba4ebaf5d0aab
Re: Puzzled by this copper. Can anyone ID? 2 years ago by awillkey awillkey
Re: Moth identification 2 years ago by Chapel Leigh Chapel Leigh
Re: Is this Adonis or Common Blue? 2 years ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Small Yellow Butterfly/Moth 2 years ago by Microbe Microbe
Re: Blueish Butterfly 2 years ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Can anyone tell me what this butterfly is? 2 years ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Painted lady( Vanessa Cardui) Host plants 2 years ago by Nox_Rhiannon Nox_Rhiannon
Re: Puzzled by this fritillary 2 years ago by awillkey awillkey
Re: SCARY BUTTERFLY SEEN ON HALLOEEN? 2 years ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman

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