Steven Cheshire's British Butterflies
British Butterflies: Species: Distribution
Distributions maps shown below are only approximate. The presence of each butterfly species in a particular location is primarily determined by the presence or absence of the specific habitat requirements for each particular species.

The maps are based on a wide variety of data including personal sightings, various publications, historic data and internet resources.

Species maps shown exclude those species which are currently believed to be extinct in Great Britain or occur as non-native introductions.

References
Asher. J., Warren, M., Fox, R., Harding, P., Jeffcoat, G., Jeffcoat, S.
(2001) The Millennium Atlas of Butterflies in Britain & Ireland, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Fox, R., Asher. J., Brereton. T., Roy, D & Warren, M.
(2006) The State of Butterflies in Britain & Ireland, Pices, Oxford.

More information!! A complete list of references can be viewed here.
Distribution of the Adonis Blue shown in dark green.
Adonis Blue
Distribution of the Bath White shown in dark green.
Bath White
Distribution of the Berger's Clouded Yellow shown in dark green.
Berger's Clouded Yellow
Distribution of the Black Hairstreak shown in dark green.
Black Hairstreak
Distribution of the Brimstone shown in dark green.
Brimstone
Distribution of the Brown Argus shown in dark green.
Brown Argus
Distribution of the Brown Hairstreak shown in dark green.
Brown Hairstreak
Distribution of the Camberwell Beauty shown in dark green.
Camberwell Beauty
Distribution of the Chalkhill Blue shown in dark green.
Chalkhill Blue
Distribution of the Chequered Skipper shown in dark green.
Chequered Skipper
Distribution of the Clouded Yellow shown in dark green.
Clouded Yellow
Distribution of the Comma shown in dark green.
Comma
Distribution of the Common Blue shown in dark green.
Common Blue
Distribution of the Dark Green Fritillary shown in dark green.
Dark Green Fritillary
Distribution of the Dingy Skipper shown in dark green.
Dingy Skipper
Distribution of the Duke of Burgundy shown in dark green.
Duke of Burgundy
Distribution of the Essex Skipper shown in dark green.
Essex Skipper
Distribution of the Gatekeeper shown in dark green.
Gatekeeper
Distribution of the Glanville Fritillary shown in dark green.
Glanville Fritillary
Distribution of the Grayling shown in dark green.
Grayling
Distribution of the Green Hairstreak shown in dark green.
Green Hairstreak
Distribution of the Green-veined White shown in dark green.
Green-veined White
Distribution of the Grizzled Skipper shown in dark green.
Grizzled Skipper
Distribution of the Heath Fritillary shown in dark green.
Heath Fritillary
Distribution of the High Brown Fritillary shown in dark green.
High Brown Fritillary
Distribution of the Holly Blue shown in dark green.
Holly Blue
Distribution of the Large Blue shown in dark green.
Large Blue
Distribution of the Large Heath shown in dark green.
Large Heath
Distribution of the Large Skipper shown in dark green.
Large Skipper
Distribution of the Large Tortoiseshell shown in dark green.
Large Tortoiseshell
Distribution of the Large White shown in dark green.
Large White
Distribution of the Long-tailed Blue shown in dark green.
Long-tailed Blue
Distribution of the Lulworth Skipper shown in dark green.
Lulworth Skipper
Distribution of the Map shown in dark green.
Map
Distribution of the Marbled White shown in dark green.
Marbled White
Distribution of the Marsh Fritillary shown in dark green.
Marsh Fritillary
Distribution of the Meadow Brown shown in dark green.
Meadow Brown
Distribution of the Monarch shown in dark green.
Monarch
Distribution of the Mountain Ringlet shown in dark green.
Mountain Ringlet
Distribution of the Northern Brown Argus shown in dark green.
Northern Brown Argus
Distribution of the Orange-tip shown in dark green.
Orange-tip
Distribution of the Painted Lady shown in dark green.
Painted Lady
Distribution of the Pale Clouded Yellow shown in dark green.
Pale Clouded Yellow
Distribution of the Peacock shown in dark green.
Peacock
Distribution of the Pearl-bordered Fritillary shown in dark green.
Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Distribution of the Purple Emperor shown in dark green.
Purple Emperor
Distribution of the Purple Hairstreak shown in dark green.
Purple Hairstreak
Distribution of the Queen of Spain Fritillary shown in dark green.
Queen of Spain Fritillary
Distribution of the Real's Wood White shown in dark green.
Real's Wood White
Distribution of the Red Admiral shown in dark green.
Red Admiral
Distribution of the Ringlet shown in dark green.
Ringlet
Distribution of the Scarce Swallowtail shown in dark green.
Scarce Swallowtail
Distribution of the Scotch Argus shown in dark green.
Scotch Argus
Distribution of the Short-tailed Blue shown in dark green.
Short-tailed Blue
Distribution of the Silver-spotted Skipper shown in dark green.
Silver-spotted Skipper
Distribution of the Silver-studded Blue shown in dark green.
Silver-studded Blue
Distribution of the Silver-washed Fritillary shown in dark green.
Silver-washed Fritillary
Distribution of the Small Blue shown in dark green.
Small Blue
Distribution of the Small Copper shown in dark green.
Small Copper
Distribution of the Small Heath shown in dark green.
Small Heath
Distribution of the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary shown in dark green.
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Distribution of the Small Skipper shown in dark green.
Small Skipper
Distribution of the Small Tortoiseshell shown in dark green.
Small Tortoiseshell
Distribution of the Small White shown in dark green.
Small White
Distribution of the Speckled Wood shown in dark green.
Speckled Wood
Distribution of the Swallowtail shown in dark green.
Swallowtail
Distribution of the Swallowtail European Race shown in dark green.
Swallowtail European Race
Distribution of the Wall Brown shown in dark green.
Wall Brown
Distribution of the White Admiral shown in dark green.
White Admiral
Distribution of the White-letter Hairstreak shown in dark green.
White-letter Hairstreak
Distribution of the Wood White shown in dark green.
Wood White