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Butterflies of the West Midlands

Local Feature

Click on the names below to see further information about each species from the Butterfly Conservation website.

Click this link for a full A-Z listing of UK butterflies from the Butterfly Conservation website.

The information page also has a link to the National Biodiversity Network Gateway where you can see a distribution atlas for each species.

Mail your local sightings to (To be advised)

These links are being updated.....

Species Name Scientific Name UK BAP Status WM Status
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris Not listed
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola Not listed
Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus Not listed
Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages Priority
Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae Priority
Wood White Leptidea sinapis Priority
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus Not assessed
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni Not listed
Large White Pieris brassicae Not listed
Small White Pieris rapae Not listed
Green-veined White Pieris napi Not listed
Orange Tip (Male) Anthocharis cardamines Not listed
Orange Tip (Female) Anthocharis cardamines Not listed
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi Not listed
Brown Hairstreak Thecla betulae Priority
Purple Hairstreak Neozephyrus quercus Not listed
White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album Priority
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas Not listed
Small Blue Cupido minimus Proposed Priority
Silver-studded Blue Plebeius argus Priority
Brown Argus Plebeius agestis Not listed
Common Blue (Male) Polyommatus icarus Not listed
Common Blue (Female) Polyommatus icarus Not Listed
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus Not Listed
White Admiral Limenitis camilla Priority
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta Not assessed
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Not assessed
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae Not listed
Peacock Inachis io Not listed
Comma Polygonia c-album Not listed
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene Priority
Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne Priority
High Brown Fritillary Argynnis adippe Priority
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja Not listed
Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia Not listed
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria Not listed
Wall Lasiommata megera Priority (Research)
Marbled White Melanargia galathea Not listed
Grayling Hipparchia semele Priority
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus Not listed
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina Not listed
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus Not listed
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus Priority (Research)

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