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Butterflies

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Group Order Family Species Common Name Author Date
Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) larva, photographed 14 June 2011 by S Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera
Pieridae
Gonepteryx rhamni L.
Brimstone
S Calvert-Fisher
2011/06/14
Brimstone, photographed 17 July 2005 by L PasquireInsects
Lepidoptera
Pieridae
Gonepteryx rhamni L.
Brimstone
L J Pasquire
2005/07/17
Comma (Polygonia c-album) photographed 14 September 2008 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Polygonia c-album
Comma
B Crowley
2008/09/14
Comma (Polygonia c-album) photographed 19 June 2011 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Polygonia c-album
Comma
B Crowley
2011/06/19
Larva of comma butterfly, photographed 02 August 2009 by S Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Polygonia c-album
Comma
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/08/02
Common Blue, photographed 30 May 2005 by L PasquireInsects
Lepidoptera
Lycaenidae
Polyommatus icarus
Common Blue
L J Pasquire
2005/05/30
Common Blues mating, photographed 30 May 2005 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Lycaenidae
Polyommatus icarus
Common Blue
B Crowley
2005/05/30
Essex Skipper, photographed 26 June 2005 by L PasquireInsects
Lepidoptera
Hesperiidae
Thymelicus lineola
Essex Skipper
L J Pasquire
2005/06/26
Gatekeeper, photographed 8 August 2004 by L J PasquireInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Pyronia tithonus
Gatekeeper
L J Pasquire
2004/08/08
Gatekeeper, photographed 9 July 2006 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Pyronia tithonus
Gatekeeper
B Crowley
2006/07/09
Green-veined white, photographed 15 May 2005 by L PasquireInsects
Lepidoptera
Pieridae
Pieris napi
Green-veined White
L J Pasquire
2005/05/15
Green-veined white (Pieris napi) photographed 10 September 2008 by L PasquireInsects
Lepidoptera
Pieridae
Pieris napi
Green-veined White
L J Pasquire
2008/09/10
Grizzled skipper (Pyrgus malvae) photographed 28 April 2011 by Wayne BullInsects
Lepidoptera
Hesperiidae
Pyrgus malvae
Grizzled Skipper
W Bull
2011/04/28
Holly Blue, photographed 2 May 2005 by L PasquireInsects
Lepidoptera
Lycaenidae
Celastrina argiolus
Holly Blue
L J Pasquire
2005/05/02
Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) female, photographed 01 May 2011 by B Crowley.Insects
Lepidoptera
Lycaenidae
Celastrina argiolus
Holly Blue
B Crowley
2011/05/01
Large Skipper (Ochlodes venatus) photographed 21 June 2010 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Hesperiidae
Ochlodes venatus
Large Skipper
B Crowley
2010/06/21
Large White (Pieris brassicae) - female, photographed 15 September 2008 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Pieridae
Pieris brassicae
Large White
B Crowley
2008/09/15
Larva of Large White (Pieris brassicae) photographed 10 June 2007 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Pieridae
Pieris brassicae
Large White
B Crowley
2007/06/10
Marbled White, photographed 30 June 2006 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Melanargia galathea serena
Marbled White
B Crowley
2006/06/30
Marbled white (Melanargia galathea) photographed 19 June 2011 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Melanargia galathea serena
Marbled White
B Crowley
2011/06/19
Meadow Brown, photographed 4 July 2008 by S Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Maniola jurtina
Meadow Brown
S Calvert-Fisher
2008/07/04
Meadow Brown photographed 26 June 2005 by L PasquireInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Maniola jurtina
Meadow Brown
L J Pasquire
2005/06/26
Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines) female, photographed 28 July 2009 by S Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera
Pieridae
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange Tip
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/07/28
Orange Tip (Anthocaris cardamines) male, photographed 04 April 2009 by S Calvert FisherInsects
Lepidoptera
Pieridae
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange Tip
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/04/04
Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines)- male, photographed 01 May 2011 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Pieridae
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange Tip
B Crowley
2011/05/01
Painted Lady (Cynthia cardui) photographed 10 September 2008, by S Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Cynthia cardui
Painted Lady
S Calvert-Fisher
2008/09/10
Peacock butterfly photographed 19 March 2005 by L PasquireInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Inachis io
Peacock
L J Pasquire
2005/03/17
Larva of Peacock (Iachnis io) photographed 10 June 2007 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Inachis io
Peacock
B Crowley
2007/06/10
Red Admiral, photographed 15 September 2008 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Vanessa atalanta
Red Admiral
B Crowley
2008/09/15
Ringlet, photographed 26 June 2005 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Aphantopus hyperantus
Ringlet
B Crowley
2005/06/26
Ringlet, photographed 26 June 2005 by L PasquireInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Aphantopus hyperantus
Ringlet
L J Pasquire
2005/06/26
Small Copper (Lycaena Phlaeas) photographed 28 July 2009 by S Calvert FisherInsects
Lepidoptera
Lycaenidae
Lycaena phlaeas
Small Copper
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/07/28
Smakk Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) on yarrow, photographed 07 July 2011 by B Crowley.Insects
Lepidoptera
Hesperiidae
Thymelicus sylvestris
Small Skipper
B Crowley
2011/07/07
photographed 12 Sept 2005 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Aglais urticae
Small Tortoiseshell
B Crowley
2005/09/12
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais utricae) photographed 14 September 2007 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Aglais urticae
Small Tortoiseshell
B Crowley
2007/09/14
Small white, photographed 15 May 2005 by L PasquireInsects
Lepidoptera
Pieridae
Artogeia rapae
Small White
L J Pasquire
2005/05/15
Speckled Wood, photographed 30 May 2005 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Pararge aegeria L.
Speckled Wood
B Crowley
2005/05/30

We are grateful to Bob Eeles for his help in compiling the above list.

All of the butterflies on this list marked * were found in the vicinity of (Thrupp and Bullfield Lakes, Thrupp) during 2003 onwards.

Recorded species with no photograph

  • The Wall (Lasiommata megera)*

  • Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)*

  • Brown Argus (aricia agestis)*
  • Clouded Yellow (Colias croceus)*
  • Dark Green Fritillary (Mesoacidalia aglaja) – recorded in N Radley by John Hillsdon (Jul/Aug 2013)

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References

Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland

Richard Lewington

British Wildlife Publishing , Gillingham, Dorset, 2003

ISBN 0 9531399 1 3

 

Butterflies and Moths in Britain and Europe

David Carter

Published by Heinemann, London, in association with the British Museum (Natural History) 1982

ISBN 434 10965 7

 

Butterflies

Michael Chinery

Published by Collins, Glasgow, 1995

ISBN 0 00 7178522

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