Steven Cheshire's British Butterflies
British Butterflies: Species: Species List by Latin Name
Butterfly Species by Latin Name
View species list sorted by common (vernacular) name, family, UK status or Bradley & Fletcher Number.
Family Hesperiidae Family Lycaenidae Family Nymphalidae Family Papilionidae Family Pieridae
Hesperiidae Lycaenidae Nymphalidae Papilionidae Pieridae
B&F#   Common Name Latin Name Family UK Status  
           
1593 Click for futher details about the Small Tortoiseshell. Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1553 Click for futher details about the Orange-tip. Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines Pieridae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1585 Click for futher details about the Purple Emperor. Purple Emperor Apatura iris Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1629 Click for futher details about the Ringlet. Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1548 Click for futher details about the Black-veined White. Black-veined White Aporia crataegi Pieridae Extinct Linnaeus, 1758
1599 Click for futher details about the Map. Map Araschnia levana Nymphalidae Rare Migrant Linnaeus, 1758
1606 Click for futher details about the High Brown Fritillary. High Brown Fritillary Argynnis adippe Nymphalidae Resident Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
1607 Click for futher details about the Dark Green Fritillary. Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
- Click for futher details about the Niobe Fritillary. Niobe Fritillary Argynnis niobe Nymphalidae Extinct Linnaeus, 1758
1608 Click for futher details about the Silver-washed Fritillary. Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1572 Click for futher details about the Brown Argus. Brown Argus Aricia agestis Lycaenidae Resident Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
1573 Click for futher details about the Northern Brown Argus. Northern Brown Argus Aricia artaxerxes Lycaenidae Resident Fabricius, 1775
1602 Click for futher details about the Weaver's Fritillary. Weaver's Fritillary Boloria dia Nymphalidae Extinct Linnaeus, 1767
1601 Click for futher details about the Pearl-bordered Fritillary. Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1600 Click for futher details about the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene Nymphalidae Resident Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
1567a Click for futher details about the Geranium Bronze. Geranium Bronze Cacyreus marshalli Lycaenidae Introduction Butler, 1897
1555 Click for futher details about the Green Hairstreak. Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi Lycaenidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1533 Click for futher details about the Mallow Skipper. Mallow Skipper Carcharodus alceae Hesperiidae Extinct Esper, 1780
1525 Click for futher details about the Chequered Skipper. Chequered Skipper Carterocephalus palaemon Hesperiidae Resident Pallas, 1771
1580 Click for futher details about the Holly Blue. Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus Lycaenidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
- Click for futher details about the The Hermit. The Hermit Chazara briseis Nymphalidae Extinct Linnaeus, 1764
1627 Click for futher details about the Small Heath. Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1628 Click for futher details about the Large Heath. Large Heath Coenonympha tullia Nymphalidae Resident Müller, 1764
1544 Click for futher details about the Berger's Clouded Yellow. Berger's Clouded Yellow Colias alfacariensis Pieridae Rare Migrant Berger, 1948
1545 Click for futher details about the Clouded Yellow. Clouded Yellow Colias croceus Pieridae Migrant Geoffroy, 1785
1543 Click for futher details about the Pale Clouded Yellow. Pale Clouded Yellow Colias hyale Pieridae Rare Migrant Linnaeus, 1758
1570 Click for futher details about the Short-tailed Blue. Short-tailed Blue Cupido argiades Lycaenidae Rare Migrant Pallas, 1771
1569 Click for futher details about the Small Blue. Small Blue Cupido minimus Lycaenidae Resident Fuessly, 1775
1630 Click for futher details about the Monarch. Monarch Danaus plexippus Nymphalidae Rare Migrant Linnaeus, 1758
1618 Click for futher details about the Scotch Argus. Scotch Argus Erebia aethiops Nymphalidae Resident Esper, 1777
1617 Click for futher details about the Mountain Ringlet. Mountain Ringlet Erebia epiphron Nymphalidae Resident Knoch, 1783
1532 Click for futher details about the Dingy Skipper. Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages Hesperiidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
- Click for futher details about the Mountain Dappled White. Mountain Dappled White Euchloe simplonia Pieridae Extinct Freyer, 1829
1610 Click for futher details about the Marsh Fritillary. Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia Nymphalidae Resident Rottemburg, 1775
1581 Click for futher details about the Large Blue. Large Blue Glaucopsyche arion Lycaenidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1546 Click for futher details about the Brimstone. Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni Pieridae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1582 Click for futher details about the Duke of Burgundy. Duke of Burgundy Hamearis lucina Lycaenidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1529 Click for futher details about the Silver-spotted Skipper. Silver-spotted Skipper Hesperia comma Hesperiidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1525a Click for futher details about the Large Chequered Skipper. Large Chequered Skipper Heteropterus morpheus Hesperiidae Extinct Pallas, 1771
1621 Click for futher details about the Grayling. Grayling Hipparchia semele Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1597 Click for futher details about the Peacock. Peacock Inachis io Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1540 Click for futher details about the Scarce Swallowtail. Scarce Swallowtail Iphiclides podalirius Papilionidae Rare Migrant Linnaeus, 1758
1602 Click for futher details about the Queen of Spain Fritillary. Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia Nymphalidae Rare Migrant Linnaeus, 1758
1567 Click for futher details about the Long-tailed Blue. Long-tailed Blue Lampides boeticus Lycaenidae Rare Migrant Linnaeus, 1767
1616 Click for futher details about the Large Wall. Large Wall Lasiommata maera Nymphalidae Extinct Linnaeus, 1758
1615 Click for futher details about the Wall Brown. Wall Brown Lasiommata megera Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1767
1541a Click for futher details about the Real's Wood White. Real's Wood White Leptidea reali Pieridae Resident Reissinger, 1990
1541 Click for futher details about the Wood White. Wood White Leptidea sinapis Pieridae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1584 Click for futher details about the White Admiral. White Admiral Limenitis camilla Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1764
1562 Click for futher details about the Large Copper British Race. Large Copper British Race Lycaena dispar Lycaenidae Extinct Haworth, 1803
1561 Click for futher details about the Small Copper. Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas Lycaenidae Resident Linnaeus, 1761
1564 Click for futher details about the Sooty Copper. Sooty Copper Lycaena tityrus Lycaenidae Extinct Poda, 1761
1563 Click for futher details about the Scarce Copper. Scarce Copper Lycaena virgaureae Lycaenidae Extinct Linnaeus, 1758
1626 Click for futher details about the Meadow Brown. Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1620 Click for futher details about the Marbled White. Marbled White Melanargia galathea Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1613 Click for futher details about the Heath Fritillary. Heath Fritillary Melitaea athalia Nymphalidae Resident Rottemburg, 1775
1612 Click for futher details about the Glanville Fritillary. Glanville Fritillary Melitaea cinxia Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1557 Click for futher details about the Purple Hairstreak. Purple Hairstreak Neozephyrus quercus Lycaenidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1596 Click for futher details about the Camberwell Beauty. Camberwell Beauty Nymphalis antiopa Nymphalidae Rare Migrant Linnaeus, 1758
1594 Click for futher details about the Large Tortoiseshell. Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1531 Click for futher details about the Large Skipper. Large Skipper Ochlodes venata Hesperiidae Resident Bremer & Grey, 1852
1539 Click for futher details about the Swallowtail European Race. Swallowtail European Race Papilio gorganus Papilionidae Rare Migrant Linnaeus, 1758
1539 Click for futher details about the Swallowtail. Swallowtail Papilio machaon Papilionidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1614 Click for futher details about the Speckled Wood. Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1536 Click for futher details about the Apollo. Apollo Parnassius apollo Papilionidae Extinct Linnaeus, 1758
1549 Click for futher details about the Large White. Large White Pieris brassicae Pieridae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1551 Click for futher details about the Green-veined White. Green-veined White Pieris napi Pieridae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1550 Click for futher details about the Small White. Small White Pieris rapae Pieridae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1571 Click for futher details about the Silver-studded Blue. Silver-studded Blue Plebeius argus Lycaenidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
- Click for futher details about the Turquoise blue. Turquoise blue Plebicula dorylas Lycaenidae Extinct Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
1598 Click for futher details about the Comma. Comma Polygonia c-album Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1576 Click for futher details about the Adonis Blue. Adonis Blue Polyommatus bellargus Lycaenidae Resident Rottemburg, 1775
1575 Click for futher details about the Chalkhill Blue. Chalkhill Blue Polyommatus coridon Lycaenidae Resident Poda, 1761
1574 Click for futher details about the Common Blue. Common Blue Polyommatus icarus Lycaenidae Resident Rottemburg, 1775
1578 Click for futher details about the Mazarine Blue. Mazarine Blue Polyommatus semiargus Lycaenidae Extinct Rottemburg, 1775
1552 Click for futher details about the Bath White. Bath White Pontia daplidice Pieridae Rare Migrant Linnaeus, 1758
1535 Click for futher details about the Oberthur's Grizzled Skipper. Oberthur's Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus armoricanus Hesperiidae Extinct Oberthür, 1910
1534 Click for futher details about the Grizzled Skipper. Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae Hesperiidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1625 Click for futher details about the Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus Nymphalidae Resident Linnaeus, 1771
1559 Click for futher details about the Black Hairstreak. Black Hairstreak Satyrium pruni Lycaenidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1558 Click for futher details about the White-letter Hairstreak. White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album Lycaenidae Resident Knoch, 1782
1556 Click for futher details about the Brown Hairstreak. Brown Hairstreak Thecla betulae Lycaenidae Resident Linnaeus, 1758
1528 Click for futher details about the Lulworth Skipper. Lulworth Skipper Thymelicus acteon Hesperiidae Resident Rottemburg, 1775
1527 Click for futher details about the Essex Skipper. Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola Hesperiidae Resident Ochsenheimer, 1888
1526 Click for futher details about the Small Skipper. Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris Hesperiidae Resident Poda, 1761
1590 Click for futher details about the Red Admiral. Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta Nymphalidae Migrant Linnaeus, 1758
1591 Click for futher details about the Painted Lady. Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Nymphalidae Migrant Linnaeus, 1758