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Index to butterfly species in Gloucestershire

The species pages have photographs and information about habitat, flight period, distribution and conservation issues

Photo index Photo index to the species

Resident species and frequent migrants

Large White Pieris brassicae
Small White Pieris (Artogeia) rapae
Green-veined White Pieris (Artogeia) napi
Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni
Wood White Leptidea sinapis
Brown Hairstreak Thecla betulae
Purple Hairstreak Quercusia quercus
White Letter Hairstreak Satyrium (Strymonidia) w-album
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas
Small Blue Cupido minimus
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus
Brown Argus Aricia agestis
Chalk-hill Blue Lysandra coridon
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus
Duke of Burgundy Hamearis lucina
White Admiral Limenitis (Ladoga) camilla
Peacock Inachis io
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
Painted Lady Vanessa (Cynthia) cardui
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae
Comma Polygonia c-album
Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja
High Brown Fritillary Argynnis adippe
Pearl-bordered Fritillary Clossiana (Boloria) euphrosyne
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Clossiana (Boloria) selene
Marsh Fritillary Eurodryas (Euphydryas) aurinia
Marbled White Melanargia galathea
Grayling Hipparchia semele
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria
Wall Lasiommata megera
Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae
Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris
Large Skipper Ochlodes venata

Recent reintroductions

Large Blue Maculinea arion
Adonis Blue Lysandra bellargus