What’s that blue butterfly?
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If it’s early spring then it’s almost certainly a Holly Blue. The first blue butterfly to emerge, it can be seen flying along hedgerows throughout most of the UK. See latest species page on Holly Blue life cycle, identification, caterpillars, … Read More

Early Date for Wall Brown Butterfly at Godrevy in Cornwall
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We found our first Wall, also known as Wall Brown, butterfly of the year sunning itself on the path at Godrevy on the north coast of Cornwall. This is an early date for Cornwall. Last year the first record was … Read More

Holly Blue Butterflies at the Helford Estuary in Cornwall
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Two Holly Blue, seen flying along a Blackthorn hedge at the bottom of a south-west facing grass field yesterday, may be the first records of this butterfly in Cornwall this spring. Last year the first records for Cornwall were on … Read More

Butterflies near Trefusis Point, Cornwall
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Our first Comma butterfly of the spring and a single Peacock were basking in the sun on a south facing bank leading to Trefusis Point on the shores of the Carrick Roads, Falmouth. Insight: Both Comma (Polygonia c-album) and Peacock … Read More

Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock Butterflies near Swanpool, Falmouth
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Twelve Small Tortoiseshell and two Peacock butterflies were enjoying the afternoon sunshine along the sheltered cliffs leading down to Swanpool Beach, Falmouth today. So it looks as if good numbers of butterflies may have successfully hibernated through one of the … Read More

Our First Butterfly of the Year Seen at Kennack Sands on The Lizard, Cornwall
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A Small Tortoiseshell butterfly was seen briefly sunning itself on a wall sheltered from the cold north-westerly winds on Saturday, 26 February. Insight: A once very common butterfly throughout the UK, its numbers have declined in recent years partly due, … Read More

Red Admiral Butterfly in Falmouth
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A Red Admiral butterfly was on the pavement outside The Packet Quays in Falmouth, soaking up the winter sun. For the latest information on the Red Admiral Butterfly and caterpillar Insight: This common migrant butterfly undertakes a partial re-migration back … Read More

Butterfly: Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)
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Please see latest Common Blue Butterfly and caterpillar species page Common name: Common Blue Latin name: Polyommatus icarus Family: Blues ( Lycaenidae >> Polyommatinae ) Flies: May to September This photo: Forrabury Stitches, near Boscastle, North Cornwall Gallery: British Butterflies … Read More

Butterfly: Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
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Common name: Small Tortoiseshell Latin name: Aglais urticae Family: Nymphalidae >> Nymphalinae Flies: Can be seen all through the year This photo Date: 2 August Location: Glebe Cliff, Tintagel, Cornwall Other photos Gallery: British Butterflies Related images:

Butterfly: Grayling (Hipparchia semele)
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Common name: Grayling Latin name: Hipparchia semele Family: Browns (Satyridae >> Satyrinae) Flies: July into September This photo Date: 29 July Location: Braunton Burrows, Devon Other photos Gallery: British Butterflies Related images:

Butterfly: Wall or Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera)
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Common name: Wall or Wall Brown Latin name: Lasiommata megera Family: Browns (Satyridae >> Satyrinae) Flies: May to September/October This photo Date: 23 July Location: The Lizard, Cornwall Other photos Gallery: British Butterflies Related images:

Butterfly: Green-veined White (Pieris napi)
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Common name: Green-veined White Latin name: Pieris napi Family: White (Pieridae >> Pierinae) Flies: late April to August This photo Date: 22 July Location: garden, Marsland valley, North Cornwall and Devon county boundary

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