Butterflies

Red admiral butterfly
Why you could see butterflies in your garden up until early November.
White-letter hairstreak in Scotland
White-letter hairstreak spotted in Scotland for the first time in more than 130 years.
Comma butterfly populations have increased in distribution
Find out why David Attenborough is asking the public to keep an eye out for this distinctive butterfly species. 
The data suggests that 2017 could be a record summer for hummingbird hawk-moths
Biologists predict that this summer could be one of the best for hummingbird hawk-moths sightings in UK gardens. 
A pair of swallowtail caterpillars feeding on milk parsley
Thieves snatch protected plants and insects from an important nature reserve. 
Sir David Attenborough is asking people to take part in the Big Butterfly Count
The conservationist is calling on people in the UK to take part in the Big Butterfly Count. 
Orange-tip butterfly egg
Discover how to find and identify eggs of five common butterfly species.
Heath fritillary numbers dropped by 27 per cent
Majority of UK butterfly species are declining despite 2016's warm summer.
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.
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