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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: Aberrant Meadow Brown 1 month ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Tiny blue butterfly 2 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Painted lady butterfly? 3 months ago by Marta Marta
Re: Any ideas ? 3 months ago by John John
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Re: Butterly ID please 9 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
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Re: Is this a Dark Green Fritillary? 1 year ago by 391589cd7f538926e7becd4ad44ba4ebaf5d0aab 391589cd7f538926e7becd4ad44ba4ebaf5d0aab
Re: Puzzled by this copper. Can anyone ID? 1 year ago by awillkey awillkey
Re: Moth identification 1 year ago by Chapel Leigh Chapel Leigh
Re: Is this Adonis or Common Blue? 1 year ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Small Yellow Butterfly/Moth 1 year ago by Microbe Microbe
Re: Blueish Butterfly 1 year ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Can anyone tell me what this butterfly is? 1 year ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
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Re: Can anyone please identify this gold spotted chrysalis. 2 years ago by Gargoyle Gargoyle
Re: Can someone identify this small butterfly I spotted today please? Thank you. 2 years ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Is this a Yellow Shell Moth? 2 years ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: Blue butterfly - confirmation of species 2 years ago by basquesteve basquesteve
Re: Can anyone identify this butterfly? 2 years ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Postman butterfly question... 2 years ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
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Re: London Skipper ID 2 years ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
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Re: NO MORE SPECKLED WOOD BUTTERFLIES AFTER FRIDAY THE 13th? 2 years ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman

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