The Butterflies of Somerset

Identification Gallery

Below I have listed all of the butterflies that I have sighted and photographed within the County of Somerset. As well as identification each photograph gives a short description of that species flight period and the type of food plants that it's larvae feed on. I hope that this makes for a basic but useful guide when out in the field discovering Somerset's delights. As new records emerge I will update this page with photographs and text as appropriate. 


Skippers - Hesperiidae

Yellows and Whites - Pieridae

Hairstreaks, Coppers and Blues - Lycaenidae

 Nymphalidae and Vanessidae

Browns - Nymphalidae satyrinae


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