Very dark brown with row of black eyespots with white centre on each wing. Eyespots are surrounded by orange. As its name suggests, this butterfly is found predominantly in Scotland where it flies... More
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Encyclopedia of British Insects
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Evergestis pallidata||Evergestis pallidata||
A fairly distinctive moth with pale creamy wings laced with dark brown markings.
|Acleris hyemana||Acleris hyemana||
A variegated reddish-brown and silvery moth that is difficult to spot as it rests amongst low... more
|Mountain Ringlet Butterfly||Erebia epiphron||
A dark brown butterfly with row of black-centred orange eyespots on wings. Similar to Scotch... more
|Small Blue Butterfly||Cupido minimus||
The male has a bit of bluish suffusion at the base of is upperwings but is mostly dark brown... more
|Least Minor||Photedes captiuncula||
The male is smaller than the female with a less distinct central cross band. The male is similar... more