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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: Puzzled by this copper. Can anyone ID? 3 days ago by awillkey awillkey
Re: Moth identification 4 days ago by Chapel Leigh Chapel Leigh
Re: Is this Adonis or Common Blue? 2 weeks ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Small Yellow Butterfly/Moth 1 month ago by Microbe Microbe
Re: Blueish Butterfly 3 months ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Can anyone tell me what this butterfly is? 3 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Painted lady( Vanessa Cardui) Host plants 7 months ago by Nox_Rhiannon Nox_Rhiannon
Re: Puzzled by this fritillary 9 months ago by awillkey awillkey
Re: SCARY BUTTERFLY SEEN ON HALLOEEN? 9 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone please identify this gold spotted chrysalis. 10 months ago by Gargoyle Gargoyle
Re: Can someone identify this small butterfly I spotted today please? Thank you. 1 year ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Is this a Yellow Shell Moth? 1 year ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: Blue butterfly - confirmation of species 1 year ago by basquesteve basquesteve
Re: Can anyone identify this butterfly? 1 year ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Postman butterfly question... 1 year ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Dark Green or High Brown Fritillary? Or both? ID help please 1 year ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: London Skipper ID 1 year ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: Confirm ID Please  - Purple Hairstreak Quercusia quercus? 1 year ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: NO MORE SPECKLED WOOD BUTTERFLIES AFTER FRIDAY THE 13th? 1 year ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: YAWN!!! IS THIS JUST ANOTHER BUTTERFLY VARIANT? 1 year ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: Large or small Skipper? ID please 1 year ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: Could this be a Dingy Skipper? 1 year ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: Drab little butterfly from above but turquoise on underside of wings 1 year ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: Chequered skipper or pearl bordered fritillary ? 1 year ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: A Small Skipper? 1 year ago by Mike Robinson Mike Robinson
Re: Moth I.D.+ 1 year ago by John John
Re: Female Common Blue or Northern Brown Argus? ID please. 1 year ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: Help with Identification of these butterflies 1 year ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: help in ID'ing this butterfly, please 1 year ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Coenonympha pamphilus? 1 year ago by Marcello Consolo Marcello Consolo

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