Butterfly and Moth Pictures By Species: Nymphalidae


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Nymphalidae

Comma

This is my favourite butterfly so far. It is about 4-5cm in size, and is so bright in colour. I was also lucky enough to get really close to one with a closeup lense that I was trying out that day.


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21st August 2002
Stockley Park
26th March 2003
Stockley Park
27th March 2003 - Huge 1000x1000 closeup.
Stockley Park
21st July 2003 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park

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31st March 2004
Stockley Park
31st March 2004
Stockley Park
16th April 2004
Stockley Park
24th June 2004
Stockley Park
2nd July 2004
Stockley Park
5th July 2004
Stockley Park
6th July 2004
Stockley Park

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13th July 2004 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park
13th July 2004 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park
15th July 2004
Stockley Park

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3rd April 2005 - Same Butterfly.
Barnhill
7th July 2005
Barnhill
11th July 2005
Crooked Mile
26th August 2005
Gunnersbury Park

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30th March 2006
Gunnersbury Park
18th April 2006
Barnhill
27th June 2006
Barnhill
27th June 2006
Barnhill
11th March 2007
Barnhill

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11th March 2007 - Same Butterfly
Barnhill
15th March 2007
Horsenden Hill
8th July 2007 - Female
Tugley Wood

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11th February 2008
Horsenden Hill
28th July 2008
Oversley Wood
12th September 2008 - Same Butterfly.
Kenton
15th March 2009
Near Foxley Grove, Welwyn North
17th March 2009
Horsenden Hill

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30th March 2009
Horsenden Hill
12th July 2009
Marlow
12th July 2009 - Same Butterfly
Kenton
22nd September 2009
Horsenden Hill
18th March 2010
Horsenden Hill

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8th April 2010 (Left)
Horsenden Hill
21st April 2010
Horsenden Hill
7th April 2013
Barnhill
14th April 2013
Kenton
14th April 2013
Barnhill
16th May 2013
Regents Canal near London Zoo

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12th March 2014
Regents Canal near London Zoo
13th March 2014 - Same Butterfly
Regents Park
13th March 2014
Regents Park
14th March 2014
Regents Park
17th March 2014
Regents Canal near London Zoo

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17th March 2014
Regents Canal near London Zoo
17th April 2014
Regents Canal near London Zoo
6th May 2014
Regents Park
12th March 2015 - Same Butterfly
Regents Canal near London Zoo
31st March 2015
Regents Park

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9th April 2015
Regents Canal near London Zoo
9th April 2015
Regents Canal near London Zoo
29th June 2015 - Same Butterfly
Horsenden Hill
11th July 2015
Park Wood

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5th April 2016
Barnhill
1st May 2016 - Same Butterfly
Barnhill
14th August 2016
Shipton Bellinger

Dark Green Fritillary

This is a large (similar in size to Red Admiral) lively butterfly that flies quite fast. My first fritillary.


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18th July 2005 - Same Butterfly.
Sharpenhoe Clappers
14th July 2007 - Same Butterfly.
Sharpenhoe Clappers
14th July 2007
Sharpenhoe Clappers
5th July 2008
Sharpenhoe Clappers

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5th July 2008
Sharpenhoe Clappers
5th July 2008
Sharpenhoe Clappers
5th July 2008
Sharpenhoe Clappers
5th July 2008
Sharpenhoe Clappers
15th July 2009
Sharpenhoe Clappers
15th July 2009
Sharpenhoe Clappers

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7th July 2010
Sharpenhoe Clappers
7th July 2010
Sharpenhoe Clappers
7th July 2010
Sharpenhoe Clappers
7th July 2010
Sharpenhoe Clappers
21st July 2013
Sharpenhoe Clappers
21st July 2013
Sharpenhoe Clappers

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30th June 2015 - Same Butterfly.
Sharpenhoe Clappers
30th June 2015
Sharpenhoe Clappers
30th June 2015
Sharpenhoe Clappers

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3rd July 2016
Sharpenhoe Clappers
31st July 2016
Bald Hill, Aston Rowant
8th August 2016 - Same Butterfly
Speybridge

Glanville Fritillary

A very rare 3cm butterfly. It looks very similar to the Heath Fritillary, except for the spots on the hindwings that are absent on the Heath. This one is found around the South Coast.


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31st May 2008 - Same Butterfly
Hurst Castle
31st May 2008
Hurst Castle
31st May 2008
Hurst Castle
31st May 2008 - Same Butterfly
Hurst Castle
31st May 2008
Hurst Castle

Heath Fritillary

A very rare 3cm butterfly that was spotted at Park Wood in Ruislip where they had been introduced. It looks similar to the Glanville Fritillary, except for the Glanville's spots on the hindwings.


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16th June 2006 - Same Butterfly (Female).
Park Wood

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28th June 2006 - Same Butterfly.
Park Wood
28th June 2006 - Same Butterfly.
Park Wood

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12th June 2007
Park Wood

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12th June 2007 - Same Butterfly.
Park Wood
12th June 2007
Park Wood
13th June 2008 - Same Butterfly.
Park Wood
13th June 2008
Park Wood

Marsh Fritillary

A very rare 3cm butterfly. Reminds me of a stained glass window with its unmistakable orangey colours and pattern.


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31st May 2008
Seven Barrows
31st May 2008
Seven Barrows
31st May 2008
Seven Barrows
31st May 2008
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31st May 2008
Seven Barrows
31st May 2008
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31st May 2008
Seven Barrows

Painted Lady

The June 2003 one is a 4-5cm butterfly. At first it reminded me of a Red Admiral, but slightly smaller and paler underwings. However the July 2003 ones are bigger, about the same size as a Red Admiral, and a lot fresher looking. Sometimes these butterflies seem rare, but every now and then a large number of them migrate in from the continent. This happened in 2009. After only seeing one all year in 2008, I saw thousands of them in May 2009, when they became by far the most common butterfly for a while, with many seen even over Central London.


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11th June 2003 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park
28th July 2003 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park
29th July 2003
Stockley Park

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30th July 2003 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park
25th September 2003 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park
9th June 2004
Stockley Park

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21st August 2004
Lasham Airfield
14th May 2006
Aldbury Nowers Nature Reserve
25th May 2006
Sharpenhoe Clappers Nature Reserve
8th June 2007
Park Wood
8th June 2007 - Same Butterfly.
Park Wood

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6th August 2007 - Same Butterfly
Horsenden Hill
23rd May 2009 - Same Butterfly
Kenton
28th May 2009
Strumpshaw Fen

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28th May 2009
Strumpshaw Fen
28th May 2009
Strumpshaw Fen
15th July 2009 - Same Butterfly.
Sharpenhoe Clappers
8th August 2009
Whitecross Wood
8th August 2009
Whitecross Wood

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9th August 2009 - Same Butterfly.
Kenton

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19th July 2015 - Same Butterfly.
Bald Hill, Aston Rowant

Peacock

Another large (4-5cm) striking butterfly. When I first saw this the circles reminded me of a WW2 bomber. The males appear to fight very aggressively. At high speed the white tips of the wing can sometimes make it look like a Red Admiral, but when they stop they are unmistakable.


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15th April 2003
Stockley Park
23rd April 2003
Stockley Park
10th July 2003
Stockley Park
14th April 2004
Stockley Park
16th April 2004
Stockley Park

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22nd April 2004 - Same Butterfly (Female).
Stockley Park
22nd April 2004 - Male.
Stockley Park
23rd April 2004
Stockley Park
25th April 2004
Stockley Park

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13th May 2004 - Female laying eggs?
Stockley Park
24th May 2004
Stockley Park
7th June 2004
Stockley Park
11th June 2004
Stockley Park
11th June 2004
Stockley Park

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3rd April 2005
Barnhill
12th May 2005
Gunnersbury Park
13th May 2005 - Same Butterfly.
Gunnersbury Park
18th April 2006
Barnhill
27th June 2006
Barnhill

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27th June 2006
Barnhill
11th March 2007
Barnhill
15th March 2007
Horsenden Hill
16th April 2007 - Courting Pair
Horsenden Hill
19th April 2007 - Same Butterfly.
Horsenden Hill

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8th June 2007
Park Wood
10th June 2007
Glapthorne Cow Pasture
17th June 2007
Glapthorne Cow Pasture
9th July 2007
Horsenden Hill
16th July 2007
Horsenden Hill
4th August 2007
Oakley Wood
5th August 2007
Blakeney

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22nd April 2008
Horsenden Hill
22nd April 2008
Horsenden Hill
3rd May 2008
Totternhoe Knolls
12st July 2008 - Same Butterfly
Kenton

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28th July 2008
Oversley Wood
28th July 2008
Oversley Wood
17th March 2009 - Same Butterfly (Right)
Horsenden Hill
30th March 2009 - Same Butterfly
Horsenden Hill

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19th June 2009
Hanwell
19th June 2009
Hanwell
18th March 2010
Horsenden Hill
8th April 2010 (Right)
Horsenden Hill
13th April 2010
Horsenden Hill
22nd April 2010
Horsenden Hill

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3rd June 2010 - Same Butterfly
Park Corner Heath
30th April 2012
Holme
30th April 2012 - Same Butterfly.
Holme
14th April 2013
Barnhill

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16th March 2014 - Same Butterfly
Kenton
4th May 2014
Bison Hill
6th May 2014
Regents Park
6th May 2014
Regents Park

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20th June 2014 - Same Caterpillar.
Regents Park.
2nd July 2014
Regents Park.
15th July 2014 - Same Butterfly.
Regents Park.

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4th June 2014
Fishnish, Isle of Mull.
6th April 2015
Sunny Hill Park.
9th April 2015
Regents Park.
20th April 2015
Regents Canal.
25th April 2015
Ivinghoe Beacon.
5th April 2016
Barnhill

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19th April 2016
Bison Hill
19th April 2016
Bison Hill
4th May 2016
Ivinghoe Beacon
19th June 2016
Bison Hill

Pearl Bordered Fritillary

This species is similar in size (perhaps slightly bigger at about 4cm+) and behaviour to the Small Tortoiseshell.


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2nd June 2006
Tugley Wood Nature Reserve
2nd June 2006 - Same Butterfly
Tugley Wood Nature Reserve

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17th May 2016
Bentley Wood
17th May 2016 - Same Butterfly
Bentley Wood
17th May 2016
Bentley Wood
17th May 2016 - Same Butterfly
Bentley Wood

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17th May 2016 - Same Butterfly
Bentley Wood
17th May 2016 - Same Butterfly
Bentley Wood
17th May 2016 - Same Butterfly with 2 others flying around it
Bentley Wood

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17th May 2016 - Same Butterfly
Bentley Wood
17th May 2016 - Same Butterfly
Bentley Wood

Purple Emperor

This species is the biggest one I have ever seen in the wild, and seems to have an elusive legendary status. It looks about 7-8cm in size. Both sexes have striking markings on the undersides of the wings, and the Male has an area of bright Purple on the tops of its wings.

Update: The 2012 Purple Emperor is a bit smaller than the 2005 one. Similar in size to Red Admiral.


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11th July 2005 - Same Butterfly.
Broxbourne Wood Nature Reserve

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4th August 2012 - Same Butterfly.
Dunstable Downs

Red Admiral

This species is one of the largest butterflies I have seen in the wild. Must be about 6cm in size. It seems to love blackberry blossom. This butterfly is particularly hard to photograph. It is very twitchy, and difficult to get close to without it scarpering at high speed.


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2nd June 2003 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park
21st July 2003
Stockley Park
27th August 2003 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park

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5th September 2003
Stockley Park
25th September 2003
Stockley Park
26th September 2003 - Swarm.
Stockley Park
26th September 2003
Stockley Park
29th September 2003 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park

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11th June 2004 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park
12th May 2005 - Same Butterfly.
Gunnersbury Park
20th May 2005
Gunnersbury Park

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8th June 2005
Gunnersbury Park
27th October 2005
Gunnersbury Park
4th October 2006
Kenton
11th March 2007
Barnhill
18th May 2007
Holme Dunes NNR
14th July 2007
Sharpenhoe Clappers

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7th June 2008 - Same Butterfly.
Barnhill
28th July 2008 - Same Butterfly.
Oversley Wood
2nd October 2008
Horsenden Hill
6th October 2008
Horsenden Hill

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8th October 2008
Horsenden Hill
12th July 2009 - Same Butterfly
Kenton
24th June 2014
Regents Park

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24th June 2014
Regents Park
24th June 2014
Regents Park
25th June 2015
Regents Park
16th July 2015 - Same Butterfly
Regents Park

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13th August 2016 - Same Butterfly
Hill Garden, Hampstead Heath
21st September 2016 - Same Butterfly
Kenton

Silver Washed Fritillary

This is a large butterfly similar in size to Purple Emperor (7-8cm?). It seems to spend some time up in the trees but often comes down to lower foliage, especially to brambles to feed.


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8th July 2007 - Female
Tugley Wood
8th July 2007 - Male
Tugley Wood
8th July 2007 - Male
Tugley Wood
28th July 2008 - Same Butterfly (Male).
Oversley Wood

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11th July 2015 - Same Butterfly (Male).
Park Wood

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary

This looks very similar to the Pearl Bordered Fritillary. However this one has extra 'pearls' on the hind wings compared to the PBF, and the spots are closer to the chevrons (rather than equidistant) on the wing tops. The chevrons are also more attached to the wing edge and less 'floating' too.


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23rd May 2008
Park Corner Heath
23rd May 2008
Park Corner Heath
23rd May 2008
Park Corner Heath
3rd June 2010
Park Corner Heath
3rd June 2010
Park Corner Heath

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3rd June 2010
Park Corner Heath
3rd June 2010
Park Corner Heath
3rd June 2010
Park Corner Heath
3rd June 2010
Park Corner Heath

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30th May 2014 - Same Butterfly
Loughrigg Tarn, Lake District
4th June 2014
Fishnish, Isle of Mull

Small Tortoiseshell

This is a 3-4cm butterfly that I first found feeding on thistles. This was the first colourful butterfly that I managed to take a good closeup of.


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21st August 2002 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park
10th June 2003
Stockley Park
11th June 2003
Stockley Park
25th June 2003 (One member of a swarm)
Stockley Park
21st July 2003
Stockley Park

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30th July 2003 - Swarm of 10-20 Small Tortoiseshells and 2-3 Painted Ladies.
Stockley Park
30th March 2004
Stockley Park
14th April 2004
Stockley Park
14th April 2004 - Same Butterfly.
Stockley Park
5th July 2004
Stockley Park

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5th July 2004
Stockley Park
25th March 2005
Horsenden Hill
21st April 2005
Gunnersbury Park
23rd March 2006
Gunnersbury Park
11th October 2006 - Same Butterfly
Near Loch Davan, Scotland

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11th March 2007
Barnhill
15th March 2007
Horsenden Hill
14th September 2008
Whipsnade
8th August 2009
Stanton St John
9th August 2009
Sundon Hills
12th April 2010
Horsenden Hill

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24th April 2011
Ivinghoe Beacon
7th April 2013
Barnhill
1st September 2013
Fur and Feathers Pub, Hampshire

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16th March 2014
Sunny Hill Park
17th March 2014
Regents Park
6th May 2014
Regents Park
12th May 2014 - Same Butterfly (Female egg laying)
Regents Canal near London Zoo

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20th June 2014
Regents Park
24th June 2014 - Same Butterfly (Female Oviposting).
Regents Park
15th July 2014 - Same Butterfly.
Regents Park
9th April 2015
Regents Park

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15th April 2015
Regents Park
19th July 2015
Bald Hill, Aston Rowant
17th March 2016 - Same Butterfly.
Barnhill
3rd July 2016
Sharpenhoe Clappers

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3rd August 2016
Burghead
3rd August 2016
Burghead

White Admiral

This species is similar in size to the Red Admiral (6cm). It seems to be less nervous too, quite happily letting me get close while it feeds on brambles.


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11th July 2005 - Same Butterfly.
Broxbourne Wood Nature Reserve
28th June 2006
Park Wood
12th June 2007
Park Wood
8th July 2007
Tugley Wood
26th June 2009
Park Wood

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6th July 2013
Park Wood
11th July 2015 - Same Butterfly.
Park Wood