Norfolk Birders

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Butterflies

My butterfly page was set up many years ago and so I decided it needed refreshing. Since it was set up I have seen many more of Britain's butterflies and taken a few more photos. Some photos will need improving upon! I have now seen 58 species of butterfly in the UK. 

Swallowtail Butterfly Papilio machaon


Rushill Scrape 13 May 2018

Large White Butterfly Pieris brassicae

Narborough Railway Line 18th July 2006

























Green-veined White Butterfly Artogeia napi Narborough Railway Line 23rd July 2006

              Green-veined White ButterflyArtogeia napi   Friary Hills 17th April 2009
Clouded Yellow Butterfly Colias crocea

Choseley 20th August 2013
Brimstone Butterfly Gonepteryx rhamni

Narborough Railway Line 230706
Wood White Butterfly Leptidea sinapis

Bucknell Wood Northants 6th August 2017
Brown Hairstreak Butterfly Thecla betulae

Alners Gorse Dorset 080815


























 Purple Hairstreak Butterfly Quercusia quercus  Fermyn Woods Northamptonshire 20 July 2013



   Purple Hairstreak Quercusia quercusButterfly Fermyn Wood 20th July 2013
White-letter Hairstreak Butterfly Strymonidia w-album

Narborough Railway Line 23rd July 2006


Green Hairstreak Butterfly Callophrys rubi

Totternhoe Bedfordshire 12th May 2015

Small Copper Butterfly Lycaena phlaeas

Maids Hill Cross Lakenheath Suffolk 12th May 2019


Small Blue Butterfly Cupido minimus

Yoesden Bank Bucks 11th August 2015

Holly Blue Butterfly Celastrina argiolus

Narborough Railway Line 27th July 2006


Large Blue  Maculinea arion

Collard Hill Polden Hills Somerset 24th June 2009



























Silver-studded Blue Butterfly (m) Plebejus argus Holt Lowes 5th July 2006



























              Silver-studded Blue Butterfly (f) Plebejus argus Holt Lowes 5th July 2006
Silver-studded Blue Butterfly Plebejus argus Holt Lowes 5th July 2006
Brown Argus Butterfly Aricia agestis

Holme 18th April 2007


























Northern Brown Argus Aricia artaxerxes Bishop Middleham Quarry Co Durham 15th June 2019


























Northern Brown Argus Aricia artaxerxes Bishop Middleham Quarry Co Durham 15th June 2019

Chalkhill Blue Butterfly Lysandra coridonrham Warham Camp 20th August 2011





























Adonis Blue Butterfly (m) Lysandra bellargus The Hollies Streatley Berkshire 23rd May 2017
Adonis Blue Butterfly (f) Lysandra bellargus The Hollies Streatley Berkshire 23rd May 2017



























             Common Blue Butterfly (m) Polyommatus icarus Holme 24th June 2006
Common Blue Butterfly (f) Polyommatus icarus Holme 24th June 2006
Common Blue Butterfly Polyommatus icarus  Narborough 17th June 2006
Duke of Burgandy Fritillary Hamearis lucina Totternhoe Beds 12th May 2015



























                      Purple Emperor  Apatura iris  Fermyn Wood 20th July 2013
                      Purple Emperor  Apatura iris  Fermyn Wood 20th July 2013
White Admiral Butterfly Limenitis Camilla Roydon 24th July 2006
Peacock Butterfly Inachis io Roydon 22nd July 2006
Red Admiral Butterfly Vanessa atalanta Roydon Common 7thJuly 2006
Painted Lady Butterfly Vanessa cardui Snettisham  Snettisham 28th July 2006
Small Tortoishell Aglais urticae Breydon Water 15th July 2006
Comma Butterfly Polygonia c-album Roydon16th July 2013

























Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia Bucknell Wood Northants 6th August 2017

































Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia Kenhill Woods 4th July 2014































                High Brown Fritillary  Argynnis adippe Arnside Knott Cumbria 15th July 2018


































High Brown Fritillary  Argynnis adippe Arnside Knott Cumbria 15th July 2018

Pearl Bordered Fritillary Clossiana euphrosyne New Forest 2nd June 2019




























Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene 2nd June 2017 Glasdrum Argyllshire




























Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene Arnside Knott Cumbria 14th June 2019
Glanville Fritillary  Melitaea cinxia  1st June 2019 Afton Down Isle of Wight Hampshire


























Heath Fritillary   Mellicta athalia  19th June 2018 Hockley Woods Essex
Heath Fritillary   Mellicta athalia  19th June 2018 Hockley Woods Essex


























Marsh Fritillary (m) Eurodryas aurinia 21st May 2016 Chambers Wood Farm Lincs

Marsh Fritillary (m) Eurodryas aurinia 21st May 2016 Chambers Wood Farm Lincs

Marsh Fritillary  Eurodryas aurinia 21st May 2016 Chambers Wood Farm Lincs



































Sue with Marsh Fritillary Eurodryas aurinia 21st May 2016 Chambers Wood Farm Lincs
                        Chambers Wood Farm Lincs 21st May 2016

Marbled White Butterfly Melanargia galathea Barnack Northants 1st July 2015

Grayling Butterfly Hipparchia semele Holt Lowes 5th July 2006
Scotch Argus  Erebia aethiops 15th July 2018 Arnside Knott Cumbria




























                    Meadow Brown Butterfly Maniola jurtina  Holme 24th June 2006


























Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina Arnside Knott 15th July 2018



























Ringlet Butterfly Aphantopus hyperantus Roydon 24th July 2006
























Ringlet Butterfly Aphantopus hyperantus Castle Rising 25th June 2006
Gatekeeper Butterfly Pyronia tithonus Narborough Railway Line 8th July 2006
Large Heath Coenonympha tullia 14th June 2019 Foulshaw Moss Cumbria
Small Heath Butterfly Coenonympha pamphilus Holme 24th June 06
Speckled Wood Butterfly Pararge aegeria Roydon 14th June 2014
Wall Brown Butterfly Lasiommata megera Snettisham 28th July 2006
Grizzled Skipper Butterfly  Pyrgus malvae Foulden Common 14th May 2008
Dingy Skipper Butterfly Erynnis tages Chambers Wood Farm Lincs 21st May 2015
Chequered Skipper Butterfly Carterocephalus palaemon Sutherland Grove Scotland 02nd June 2017
Lulworth Skipper Butterfly Thymelicus action  Steeple Isle of Purbeck Dorset 3rd August 2008
Essex Skipper Butterfly Thymelicus lineolaMaids Hill Cross Lakenheath Suffolk 12th May 2019
Small Skipper Butterfly Thymelicus sylvestris Narborough Railway Line 8thJuly 2006




























Silver-spotted Skipper Butterfly Hesperia comma Aston Rowant NNR Buckinghamshire 11th August 2015
Silver-spotted Skipper Butterfly Hesperia comma Aston Rowant NNR Buckinghamshire 11th August 2015
Large Skipper Butterfly Ochlodes venatus Roydon Common 7th July 2006
  1. Swallowtail  Papilio machaon    22/05/2017         Hickling
  2. Large White       Pieris brassicae 14/05/2000        Holme next the Sea Norfolk
  3. Small White       Artogeia rapae  14/05/2000        Holme next the Sea Norfolk
  4. Green-veined White      Artogeia napi     17/04/2009 Friary Hills Blakeney Norfolk
  5. Orange Tip         Anthocharis cardamines 16/05/2000        Ranworth Norfolk
  6. Clouded Yellow Colias crocea     13/10/2001        Aylesbere Devon
  7. Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni   17/06/2006        Narborough Railway Line Norfolk
  8. Wood White Leptidea sinapis     06/08/2017        Bucknell Wood Nothamptonshire
  9. Brown Hairstreak Thecla betulae 08/08/2015     Alners Gorse Dorset
  10. Purple Hairstreak Quercusia quercus 18/07/2006 Narborough Railway Line Norfolk
  11. White-letter Hairstreak Strymonidia w-album 23/07/2006 Narborough Railway Line Norfolk
  12. Black Hairstreak              Strymonidia pruni 01/07/2015 Glapthorn Cow Pastures Northants
  13. Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi 14/05/2000 Holme next the Sea Norfolk
  14. Small Copper     Lycaena phlaeas 14/05/2000      Holme next the Sea Norfolk
  15. Small Blue  Cupido minimus 11/08/2015 Yoesden Bank Radnage Bucks
  16. Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus     06/08/2009 Pott Row Norfolk
  17. Large Blue          Maculinea arion 24/06/2009 Collard Hill Polden Hills Somerset
  18. Silver-studded Blue  Plebejus argus 05/07/2006 Kelling Heath Norfolk
  19. Brown Argus     Aricia agestis     18/04/2007 Holme next the Sea Norfolk
  20. Northern Brown Argus Aricia artaxerxes 14/06/19 Myer’s Allotments Cumbria
  21. Chalk-hill Blue   Lysandra coridon 11/08/2015 Aston Rowant NNR Bucks
  22. Adonis Blue Lysandra bellargus 23/05/2017 The Hollies Streatley Berkshire
  23. Common Blue   Polyommatus icarus 18/06/2000 Holme next the Sea Norfolk
  24. Duke Of Burgandy Fritillary Hamearis lucina 12/05/2015  Totternhoe Beds
  25. Purple Emperor  Apatura iris   20/07/2013 Fermyn Wood
  26. White Admiral  Limenitis Camilla 03/08/2014     Holt CP Norfolk
  27. Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis xanthomelas)    19/07/2014 Titchwell Norfolk
  28. Peacock Butterfly Inachis io 14/05/2000 Holme next the Sea Norfolk
  29. Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta 18/06/2000 Holme next the Sea Norfolk
  30. Painted Lady      Vanessa cardui  18/06/2008 Holkham Norfolk
  31. Small Tortoiseshell  Aglais urticae 30/06/2001 Penbryn Wales
  32. Comma Butterfly Polygonia c-album 03/08/2014 Holt CP Norfolk
  33. Silver-washed Fritillary  Argynnis paphia 13/07/2013 Holt CP Norfolk
  34. Dark Green Fritillary       Argynnis aglaja 16/07/2006 Horsey Norfolk
  35. High Brown Fritillary  Argynnis adippe 15/07/2018 Arnside Knott Cumbria
  36. Pearl-bordered Fritillary  Clossiana euphrosyne  30/06/2001 Penbryn Wales
  37. Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene 02/06/17 Glasdrum Argyllshire
  38. Glanville Fritillary  Melitaea cinxia  01/06/19 Afton Down Isle of Wight Hampshire
  39. Heath Fritillary   Mellicta athalia  19/06/18 Hockley Woods Essex
  40. Marsh Fritillary    Eurodryas aurinia 21/05/2016 Chambers Wood Farm Lincs
  41. Marbled White    Melanargia galathea 16/06/2007 Cheltenham Gloucestershire
  42. Grayling  Hipparchia semele 16/07/2006 Horsey Norfolk
  43. Scotch Argus  Erebia aethiops     15/07/2018 Arnside Knott Cumbria
  44. Meadow Brown   Maniola jurtina  18/06/2000 Holme next the Sea Norfolk
  45. Ringlet  Aphantopus hyperantus 16/07/2006 Horsey Norfolk
  46. Gatekeeper        Pyronia tithonus 28/07/2006 Snettisham Norfolk
  47. Large Heath Coenonympha tullia 14/06/2019 Foulshaw Moss Cumbria
  48. Small Heath       Coenonympha pamphilus 14/05/2000     Holme next the Sea
  49. Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria   18/06/2008 Holkham Norfolk
  50. Wall Brown        Lasiommata megera  14/05/2000 Holme next the Sea Norfolk 
  51. Grizzled Skipper  Pyrgus malvae 14/05/2008   Foulden Common Norfolk
  52. Dingy Skipper    Erynnis tages 14/05/2008 Foulden Common Norfolk
  53. Chequered Skipper Carterocephalus palaemon 02/06/2017 Glen Creran Argyllshire Scotland
  54. Lulworth Skipper Thymelicus action 03/0818 Steeple Isle of Purbeck Dorset
  55. Essex Skipper    Thymelicus lineola 15/07/2006   Breydon Water Norfolk
  56. Small Skipper    Thymelicus sylvestris 08/07/2006  Narborough Railway Line
  57. Silver-spotted Skipper   Hesperia comma 11/08/2015 Aston Rowant NNR Buckinghamshire
  58. Large Skipper    Ochlodes venatus 25/06/2000    Holme next the Sea Norfolk