Butterfly Species

The following is a list of all the species of Butterflies recorded as having occured around all 10 sections of the Emm Brook.

The FOTEB list currently stands at 22 species. The latest species added was an Essex Skipper on 10.07.11 This is not a definitive checklist. The species listed here are those for which we have records on the wildlife database held by FOTEB.

If anyone has records they'd like to include, please contact me and I will insert and acknowledge them accordingly.

These lists are being constantly updated as new species are identified..

The"Area Seen" column refers to the 10 sections that the Brook has been split into for monitoring purposes (see Wildlife page). Butterflies

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COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME STATUS AREA SEEN FIRST SEEN LAST SEEN PHOTO
SkippersHesperiidae
Small SkipperThymelicus sylvestrisResident5,9Small Skipper
Essex SkipperThymelicus lineolaResident5,910/07/11Essex Skipper
Large SkipperOchlodes venatusResident5,9Large Skipper
Whites and YellowsPieridae
Dark Clouded YellowColias croceaMigrant10,9No Photo available
Common BrimstoneGonepteryx rhamniResident5,9,1009/03/17Brimstone
Large WhitePieris brassicaeResident5,9Large White
Small WhitePieris rapaeResident5,8,9,1030/03/17Small White
Green-veined WhitePieris napiResident5,9Green-veined White
Orange TipAnthocharis cardaminesResident5,8,9,1030/03/17Orange tip
Hairstreaks, Coppers & BluesLycacenidae
Small CopperLycaena phlaeasResident5,9Small Copper
Brown ArgusAricia agestisResident9No Photo available
Common BluePolycommatus icarusResident5,9Common Blue
Holly BlueCelastrina argiolusResident7,5,901/04/17Holly Blue
Fritillaries,Nymphalidis & BrownsNymphalidae
Red AdmiralVanessa atlantaResident5,9,1030/03/17Red Admiral
Painted LadyVanessa carduiResident5,9Painted Lady
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticaeResident5,7,8,9,1001/04/17Small Tortoiseshell
PeacockInachis ioResident5,8,9,1009/03/17Peacock
CommaPolygonia c-albumResident5,925/03/17Comma
Speckled WoodPararge aegeriaResident5,8,9,1001/04/17Speckled Wood
Marbled WhiteMelanargia galatheaResident8,9Marbled White
GatekeeperPyronia tithonusResident5,9Gatekeeper
Meadow BrownManiola jurtinaResident2,5,8,9Meadow Brown
RingletAphantopus hyperantusResident5,8,9Ringlet