Butterfly Gallery

Surrey Butterflies Species
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This is not a definitive species list but represents species most likley to be seen in Surrey. This list does not include rare migrants.

Please select a species from the list below or from the drop down menu above.


Species Name Latin Name
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola
Silver-spotted Skipper Hesperia comma
Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus
Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages
Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae
Wood White Leptidea sinapis
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni
Large White Pieris brassicae
Small White Pieris rapae
Green-veined White Pieris napi
Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi
Purple Hairstreak Neozephyrus quercus
Brown Hairstreak Thecla betulae
White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas
Small Blue Cupido minimus
Silver-studded Blue Plebeius argus
Brown Argus Plebeius agestis
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus
Chalkhill Blue Polyommatus coridon
Adonis Blue Polyommatus bellargus
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus
NYMPHALIDAE (Vanessids & Fritillaries)
White Admiral Limenitis camilla
Purple Emperor Apatura iris
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
Painted Lady Cynthia cardui
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae
Peacock Inachis io
Comma Polygonia c-album
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene
Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja
Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria
Wall Brown Lasiommata megera
Marbled White Melanargia galathea
Grayling Hipparchia semele
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus

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