Butterflies of the Camel Estuary

Below is a list of the Butterflies recorded within the Camel Estuary and it’s environs;

  • Small Skipper – Thymelicus sylvestris
  • Large Skipper – Ochlodes venata
  • Dingy Skipper – Erynnis tages
  • Grizzled Skipper – Pyrgus malvae
  • 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
  • Small Copper – Lycaena phlaeas
  • Small Blue – Cupido minimus
  • Silver-studded Blue – Plebeius argus
  • Brown Argus – Aricia agestis
  • Common Blue – Polyommatus icarus
  • Holly Blue – Celestrina argiolus
  • Red Admiral – Vanessa atalanta
  • Painted Lady – Cynthia cardui
  • Small Tortoiseshell – Aglais urticae
  • Camberwell Beauty – Nymphalis antiopa
  • Peacock – Inarchis io
  • Comma – Polygonia c-album
  • Pearl-bordered fritillary – Boloria euphrosyne
  • Queen of Spain Fritillary – Issoria lathonia
  • Dark Green Fritillary – Argynnis aglaja
  • Silver-washed Fritillary – Argynnis paphia
  • Marsh Fritillary – Euphydryas aurinia
  • Speckled Wood – Pararge aegeria
  • Wall – Lasiommata megera
  • Marbled White – Melanargia galathea
  • Grayling – Hipparchia semele
  • Gatekeeper – Pyronia tithonus
  • Meadow Brown – Maniola jurtina
  • Ringlet – Aphantopus hyperantus
  • Small Heath – Coenonympha pamphilus

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