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Butterfly Conservation- Glasgow & South West Scotland Branch

Butterfly Species

In the SW Scotland Branch area, there are now 34 species of butterfly to be found as a result of the recent arrival from England of two new species in 2006 & 2007: the Small Skipper & Essex Skipper. Some information about each of these 34 species is given here.

Further information about UK BAP Priority Butterfly Species can be found here

If you would like to know how to send in your records of Butterflies please see "Butterfly Records".

Species Name Scientific Name UK BAP Status
Chequered Skipper Carterocephalus palaemon Priority Species
Large Skipper Ochlodes venata  
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris  
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola  
Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages Priority Species
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus
Large White Pieris brassicae  
Small White Pieris rapae  
Green-veined White Pieris napi  
Orange-tip Anthocharis caramines  
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi  
Purple Hairstreak Neozephyrus quercus  
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas  
Northern Brown Argus Aricia artaxerxes Priority Species
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus  
Holly Blue Celastrina argriolus  
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta  
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui  
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae  
Peacock Inachis io  
Comma Polygonia c-album  
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene Priority Species
Pearl-bordered Fritillary Bolaria euphrosyne Priority Species
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja  
Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia Priority Species
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria  
Wall Lasiommata megera Priority Species
Mountain Ringlet Erebia epiphron Priority Species
Scotch Argus Erebia aethiops  
Grayling Hipparchia semele Priority Species
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina  
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus  
Large Heath Coenonympha tullia Priority Species
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus Priority Species

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