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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 fritillary 4 months ago by awillkey awillkey
Re: SCARY BUTTERFLY SEEN ON HALLOEEN? 5 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
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Re: Blue butterfly - confirmation of species 9 months ago by basquesteve basquesteve
Re: Can anyone identify this butterfly? 9 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Postman butterfly question... 9 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
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Re: London Skipper ID 9 months ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
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Re: NO MORE SPECKLED WOOD BUTTERFLIES AFTER FRIDAY THE 13th? 10 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
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Re: Large or small Skipper? ID please 10 months ago by Sarah Sarah
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Re: Drab little butterfly from above but turquoise on underside of wings 10 months ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: Chequered skipper or pearl bordered fritillary ? 10 months ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: A Small Skipper? 10 months ago by Mike Robinson Mike Robinson
Re: Moth I.D.+ 10 months ago by John John
Re: Female Common Blue or Northern Brown Argus? ID please. 10 months ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: Help with Identification of these butterflies 11 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: help in ID'ing this butterfly, please 1 year ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
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Re: Monarch butterfly sighting 1 year ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Moth I.D. 1 year ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Polyommatus icarus female? 1 year ago by Marcello Consolo Marcello Consolo
Re: Anyone know this small butterfly? 1 year ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman

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