Large orange butterfly that is thought to be extinct and occurs only as a rare migrant. Larger and duller colourings than Small Tortoiseshell and lacks white spot in corner of forewing.
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Encyclopedia of British Butterflies
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Camberwell Beauty Butterfly||Nymphalis antiopa||
This very colourful, medium-sized butterfly is a strong flier and is easily picked out and... more
|Large Heath Butterfly||Coenonympha tullia||
Found in boggy habitats in northern Britain, Ireland, few sites in Wales and central England.... more
|Comma Butterfly||Polygonia c-album||
Has to be the most distinctive butterfly - jagged edge to it's wings, with an orange ground... more
|Clouded Yellow Butterfly||Colias croceus||
A strong, fast-flying butterfly which feeds and lays its eggs on various species of clover. It... more
|Speckled Wood Butterfly||Pararge aegeria||
A deep dark brown ground colour with a single eye spot on each of it's forewing and a pattern of... more