Butterflies

Large blue butterfly
A Bristol man has been found guilty of illegally catching and killing the UK’s rarest butterfly.
Green Hairstreak butterfly
Green butterflies (and moths) are rare across the globe, but why? Entomologist, and BBC Wildlife contributor, Richard Jones answers your wild question.
Gamo Highlands
As natural forests are lost, coffee and timber plantations could provide hope for Lepidoptera. 
Small heath butterfly
Long-term study reveals the negative pressure of urban environments on butterfly populations. 
Large blue butterfly
A man has appeared in court and charged with capturing, killing and possessing the UK’s rarest butterfly species. 
Willow Tit
The combination of climate change and habitat loss is proving too much for some birds and butterflies. 
Mullein moth caterpillar
Zoologist and author Jules Howard answers your wild question.
Results from the UK citizen science study, Big Butterfly Count 2017, have painted a concerning and somewhat puzzling picture of the state of Britain’s butterflies. 
Speckled wood
Despite the majority of UK butterfly species declining dramatically over the last few decades, the speckled wood has absolutely thrived. 
Hummingbird hawkmoth by Chris Shields
Get out this summer to hone your pollinator spotting skills with this BBC Wildlife poster. 
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