Butterflies

Swallowtail feeding on thistles in Norfolk
Entomologist and BBC Wildlife contributor Richard Jones explains why this beautiful butterfly is only found in Norfolk.
Small tortoiseshell butterfly
BBC Wildlife contributer Richard Jones explains this aggressive butterfly behaviour.
Grizzled skipper butterfly
Grayling and grizzled skipper numbers suffered in 2017.
Graslie has had a butterfly named after her in honour of her outreach efforts
Scientists have named a newly described species in honour of Emily Graslie.
White-letter hairstreak egg at Lennel
A declining butterfly could now be breeding in Scotland for the first time in over 130 years.
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. 
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