Moth-like, the male and female butterflies are similar in appearance, with the exception of the black scent line across each upper forewing of the male. Orange/brown with faint black veins and... More
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Encyclopedia of British Insects
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Chequered Skipper Butterfly||Carterocephalus palaemon||
The Chequered Skipper is easily identified and beautifully marked with it's upper wings of... more
|Speckled Bush-cricket||Leptophyes punctatissima||
The Speckled Bush-cricket has a relatively squat green speckled body with black dots. The female... more
|Spear Thistle Lacebug||Tingis cardui||
The Spear Thistle Lacebug has a grey-brown appearance that is in powdery white deposits of wax.... more
|Green Carpet||Colostygia pectinataria||
When freshly emerged the green colour of the forewing, combined with the wing markings, help to... more
|Roesel's Bush-cricket||Metrioptera roeselii||
The Roesel's Bush-cricket has a marbled brown body with a pale margin.