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HESPERIDAE. The Skippers.

The Small Skipper. Has only one brood per year, flying from mid June to mid August. It over-winters as a caterpillar.
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Small image of a Small Skipper butterfly
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Danbury Common
14 June 2011
Small image of a Small Skipper butterfly
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Great Yeldham
Male. 22 June 2011
Small image of a Small Skipper butterfly
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Great Yeldham
Male. 30 June 2011
Small image of a Small Skipper butterfly
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Great Yeldham
Female. 30 June 2011

The Essex Skipper. Has only one brood per year, flying in July and August. It over-winters as an egg.
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Small image of a Essex Skipper butterfly
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Magog Down, Cambs.
15 July 2011
Small image of a Essex Skipper butterfly
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Magog Down, Cambs.
17 July 2012
Small image of a Essex Skipper butterfly
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Great Yeldham
21 July 2012
Small image of a Essex Skipper butterfly
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Canvey Island
16 Aug 2012

The Silver-spotted Skipper. Has only one brood per year, flying in July and August. It over-winters as an egg.
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Small image of a Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly
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Aston Rowant
Female. 26 Aug 2012
Small image of a Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly
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Aston Rowant
Male. 26 Aug 2012
Small image of a Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly
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Aston Rowant
Male. 26 Aug 2012
Small image of a Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly
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Aston Rowant
Female. 26 Aug 2012

The Large Skipper. Has only one brood per year, flying in June and July. It over-winters as a caterpillar.
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Small image of a Large Skipper butterfly
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Great Yeldham
Female. 22 June 2011
Small image of a Large Skipper butterfly
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Great Yeldham
Male. 22 June 2011
Small image of a Large Skipper butterfly
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
3 July 2011
Small image of a Large Skipper butterfly
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Great Yeldham
Female. 10 July 2011

The Grizzled Skipper. Usually has only one brood per year, flying in April, May and June. It over-winters as a chrysalis.
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Small image of a Grizzled Skipper butterfly
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Woodwalton Marsh, Cambs.
3 June 2011
Small image of a Grizzled Skipper butterfly
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Woodwalton Marsh, Cambs.
3 June 2011
Small image of a Grizzled Skipper butterfly
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Woodwalton Marsh, Cambs.
3 June 2011
Grizzled Skipper
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Bison Hill, Beds.
9 June 2013

The Dingy Skipper. Usually has one main brood per year, flying in May and June. It over-winters as a larva.
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Small image of a Dingy Skipper butterfly
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
Female. 12 May 2012
Small image of a Dingy Skipper butterfly
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
Male. 12 May 2012
Small image of a Dingy Skipper butterfly
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
12 May 2012
Small image of a Dingy Skipper butterfly
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
12 May 2012

PAPILIONIDAE. Swallowtails.

The Swallowtail. Has a main brood flying in June and a second brood flying in August. It over-winters as a chrysalis.
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Small photograph of a Swallowtail
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Strumpshaw Fen
25 June 2013
Small photograph of a Swallowtail
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Strumpshaw Fen
25 June 2013
Small photograph of a Swallowtail
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Strumpshaw Fen
25 June 2013
Small photograph of a Swallowtail
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Strumpshaw Fen
25 June 2013

PIERIDAE. Yellows and Whites.

The Wood White. Main brood flies in May and June, second brood flies in August. It over-winters as a chrysalis.
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Small image of a Wood White butterfly
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Salcey Forest
19 June 2012
Small image of a Wood White butterfly
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Salcey Forest
19 June 2012
Small image of a Wood White butterfly
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Salcey Forest
19 June 2012
Small image of a Wood White butterfly
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Salcey Forest
19 June 2012

The Clouded Yellow. An immigrant, plentiful in some years. Takes nectar from Vetches and Clovers.
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Clouded Yellow
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Canvey Wick
4 August 2013
Clouded Yellow
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Canvey Wick. Female
4 August 2013
Clouded Yellow
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Canvey Wick
4 August 2013
Clouded Yellow
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RSPB, Otmoor
26 August 2013

The Brimstone. Has only one brood per year, flying from mid July to next the late June. It over-winters as an adult.
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Small image of a Brimstone butterfly
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Great Yeldham
Male. 3 April 2011
Small image of Brimstone butterfly
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Fleam Dyke, Cambs.
Female. 19 April 2011
Small image of a Brimstone butterfly
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Fleam Dyke, Cambs.
Male. 5 May 2013
Small image of a Brimstone butterfly
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Aston Rowant, Oxon.
26 Aug 2012

The Large White. Has two broods per year, flying in May to June and mid July to September.
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Small image of a Large White
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Great Yeldham
Male. 10 May 2012
Small image of a Large White
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Great Yeldham
24 July 2010
Large White
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Great Yeldham
Female. 6 August 2013
Small image of a Large White
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Great Yeldham
Male. 1 Sept 2011

The Small White. Has two broods per year, flying from April to early June and July to September. It over-winters as a chrysalis.
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Small photograph of a Small White
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Great Yeldham
Male. 20 May 2011
Small photograph of a Small White
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Great Yeldham
Female. 23 July 2012
Small White
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Great Yeldham
Female. 25 July 2009
Small photograph of a Small White
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Great Yeldham
Male. 14 Aug 2010

The Green Veined White. Has two broods per year, flying from April to late June and early July to September. It over-winters as a chrysalis.
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Small image of a Green-veined White
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Great Yeldham
Brood 1. Male. 18 May 2011
Small image of a Green-veined White
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Great Yeldham
Brood 1. Male. 25 May 2013
Small image of a Green-veined White
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Great Yeldham
Brood 2. Female. 28 July 2012
Small image of a Green-veined White
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Great Yeldham
Brood 2. Male. 16 Aug 2010

The Orange Tip. One brood per year, flying in April to June, rarely a few in August from early hatching chrysalises. Overwinters as a chrysalis.
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Fleam Dyke, Cambs.
Female. 17 April 2011
Small image of an Orange Tip
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Great Yeldham
Male. 23 April 2011
Small image of an Orange Tip
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Great Yeldham
Male. 1 May 2013
Small image of an Orange Tip
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Great Yeldham
Female. 1 June 2012

LYCAENIDAE. Blues, Coppers and Hairstreaks.

The Green Hairstreak. Has one brood per year, flying from April to July. It overwinters as a chysalis.
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Small image of a Green Hairstreak
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
10 April 2011
Small image of a Green Hairstreak
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
10 April 2011
Small image of a Green Hairstreak
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Fleam Dyke, Cambs.
21 April 2011
Small image of a Green Hairstreak
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
12 May 2012

The Brown Hairstreak. Has one brood per year, flying from late July to early September. It overwinters as an egg.
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Small image of a Brown Hairstreak
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Whitecross Green Wood
18 August 2013
Small image of a Brown Hairstreak
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Whitecross Green Wood
18 August 2013
Small image of a Brown Hairstreak
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Roman Road, Otmoor
Female. 26 August 2013
Small image of a Brown Hairstreak
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RSPB Reserve, Otmoor
Female. 26 August 2013

The Purple Hairstreak. Has one brood per year, flying in July and August. It overwinters as an egg.
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Hadleigh, Suffolk
2 July 2011
Small image of a Purple Hairstreak
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Marks Hall, Coggeshall
Female. 19 July 2011
Small image of a Purple Hairstreak
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Marks Hall, Coggeshall
Male. 19 July 2011
Small image of a Purple Hairstreak
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Brampton Wood, Cambs.
Female. 22 July 2011

The White-letter Hairstreak. Has one brood per year, flying in July. It overwinters as an egg.
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Small image of a White-letter Hairstreak
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Great Yeldham
28 July 2010
Small image of a White-letter Hairstreak
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Great Yeldham
1 August 2012
Small image of a White-letter Hairstreak
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Great Yeldham
3 August 2012
Small image of a White-letter Hairstreak
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Great Yeldham
Female. 5 August 2012

The Black Hairstreak. Has one brood per year, flying in June. It overwinters as an egg.
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Monk's Wood, Cambs. F
3 June 2011
Small image of a Black Hairstreak
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Monk's Wood, Cambs. F
3 June 2011
Black Hairstreak
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Brampton Wood, Cambs. F
30 June 2013
Black Hairstreak
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Glapthorn Cowpastures. F
30 June 2013

The Small Copper. It usually has three broods per year, flying from late April to mid June, and mid July to mid August and early September to mid October. It overwinters as a caterpillar.
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Small image of a Small Copper
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Great Yeldham
31 July 2009
Small image of a Small Copper
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Aston Rowant, Oxon
26 Aug 2012
Small image of a Small Copper
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Great Yeldham
1 Sept 2011
Small image of a Small Copper
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Devils Dyke, Cambs
15 Sept 2012

The Small Blue. Has one main brood per year, flying in May to June. Overwinters as a caterpillar.
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Totternhoe, Beds.
27 May 2012
Small image of a Small Blue
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Totternhoe, Beds.
27 May 2012
Small image of a Small Blue
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Totternhoe, Beds.
19 June 2012
Small Blue
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Totternhoe Quarry
9 June 2013

The Silver-studded Blue. Has one main brood per year, flying in late June through July. Overwinters as an egg.
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Small photograph of  a Silver Studded Blue
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Male. Westleton Heath
6 July 2013
Small photograph of  a Silver Studded Blue
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Male. Westleton Heath
6 July 2013
Small photograph of  a Silver Studded Blue
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Male. Westleton Heath
6 July 2013
Small photograph of  a Silver Studded Blue
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Female. Westleton Heath
15 July 2013

The Brown Argus. Has two broods per year, flying in May to June, and early July to September. Overwinters as a caterpillar.
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Brown Argus
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Bison Hill, Beds
Male. 9 June 2013
Small image of a Brown Argus
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Great Yeldham
Male. 7 July 2011
Small image of a Brown Argus
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Great Yeldham
Female. 14 Aug 2013
Small image of a Brown Argus
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Aston Rowant
Female. 26 Aug 2012

The Common Blue. Has two broods (-3) per year, flying in May to mid June, and early July to September. Overwinters as a caterpillar.
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Small image of a Common Blue
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Canvey Island
Male. 16 Aug 2012
Small image of a Common Blue
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Great Yeldham
Female. 12 Aug 2013
Small image of a Common Blue
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Great Yeldham
Male. 13 Aug 2012
Small image of a Common Blue
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Great Yeldham
Female. 14 Aug 2010

The Chalkhill Blue. Has one brood per year, flying in July and August. It overwinters as an egg.
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
Male. 3 July 2011
Small image of a Chalkhill Blue
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
Male. 3 July 2011
Small image of a Chalkhill Blue
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
Female. 15 July 2011
Small image of a Chalkhill Blue
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Fleam Dyke, Cambs.
Female. 12 Aug 2012

The Adonis Blue. Has two broods per year, flying in May and June, and August and September. It overwinters as a larva.
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Small image of a Adonis Blue
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Aston Rowant
26 Aug 2012
Small image of a Adonis Blue
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Aston Rowant
Male. 26 Aug 2012
Small image of a Adonis Blue
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Aston Rowant
Female. 26 Aug 2012

The Holly Blue. Two broods per year, flying in March to early June, and early July to September. It overwinters as a chrysalis.
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Small image of a Holly Blue
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Fleam Dyke, Cambs.
Female. 6 April 2011
Small photograph of a Holly Blue
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Fleam Dyke, Cambs.
5 May 2013
Holly Blue
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Great Yeldham
Female. 15 June 2013
Small image of a Holly Blue
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Great Yeldham
Male. 14 Aug 2010

RIODINIDAE. Metalmarks.

The Duke of Burgundy. Has one brood per year, flying in May and early June. It overwinters as a chysalis.
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Duke of Burgundy
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Bison Hill, Whipsnade
16 May 2014
Duke of Burgundy
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Bison Hill, Whipsnade
16 May 2014
Duke of Burgundy
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Bison Hill, Whipsnade
16 May 2014
Duke of Burgundy
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Bison Hill, Whipsnade
16 May 2014

NYMPHALIDAE. Four-footed butterflies. The Admirals group.

The White Admiral. Usualy has one brood per year. Flying from mid June to mid August. It overwinters as an egg.
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Small image of a White Admiral
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Stour Wood, Wrabness
4 July 2011
Small image of a White Admiral
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Fermyn Woods, Northants.
18 July 2013
Small image of a White Admiral
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Fermyn Woods, Northants.
26 July 2012
Small photograph of a White Admiral
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Wolves Wood, Suffolk
15 July 2013

The Purple Emperor. Has one brood per year. Flying from late June to early August. It overwinters as a larva.
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Small photo of a Purple Emperor
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Fermyn Woods
18 July 2013
Small photo of a Purple Emperor
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Fermyn Woods
18 July 2013
Small photo of a Purple Emperor
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Fermyn Woods
18 July 2013
Small photo of a Purple Emperor
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Fermyn Woods
18 July 2013

The Red Admiral. Usualy has one brood per year here, and one in the Mediterranean. Flying from spring to autumn. It emigrates as an adult and overwinters as a caterpillar.
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Small image of a Red Admiral
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Fleam Dyke
25 March 2012
Small image of a Red Admiral
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Great Yeldham
30 April 2011
Small image of a Red Admiral
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Great Yeldham
7 July 2011
Small image of a Red Admiral
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Great Yeldham
22 Aug 2012

The Painted Lady. Has two broods per year, flying in April to late June, and early July to September. It emigrates as an adult.
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Painted Lady
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Fleam Dyke
25 June 2013
Small image of a Painted Lady
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Great Yeldham
25 July 2009
Painted Lady
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Great Yeldham
27 July 2013
Painted Lady
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Great Yeldham
27 July 2013

The Small Tortoiseshell. Has two broods per year, flying in late June to early August and late August to the next early May. It over-winters as an adult.
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Small image of a Small Tortoiseshell
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Great Yeldham
20 June 2011
Small image of a Small Tortoiseshell
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Great Yeldham
29 June 2011
Small image of a Small Tortoiseshell
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Ouse Washes
12 Aug 2012
Small image of a Small Tortoiseshell
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Great Yeldham
1 Sept 2011

The Peacock. Has one brood per year, flying in mid July to the following early June. It over-winters as an adult.
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Peacock 
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Great Yeldham
1 May 2013
Small image of a Peacock
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Brampton Wood, Cambs.
15 July 2011
Small image of a Peacock
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Great Yeldham
18 July 2009
Small image of a Peacock
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Great Yeldham
20 Aug 2010

The Comma. Has two broods per year, flying in June to early August, and mid August to the next May. It overwinters as an adult.
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Small image of a Comma
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Great Yeldham
24 June 2011
Small image of a Comma
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Great Yeldham
29 June 2011
Small image of a Comma
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Great Yeldham
2 Aug 2012
Small image of a Comma
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Great Yeldham
16 Aug 2009

The Dark Green Fritillary Fritillary. One brood per year, over-winters as a caterpillar. Mostly flying from late June to mid August.
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Fleam Dyke, Cambs.
3 July 2011
Small image of a Dark-green Fritillary
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Fleam Dyke, Cambs.
3 July 2011
Small image of a Dark-green Fritillary
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Fleam Dyke, Cambs.
3 July 2011
Small image of a Dark-green Fritillary
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Fleam Dyke, Cambs.
3 July 2011

The Silver-washed Fritillary. One brood per year, over-winters as a caterpillar. Mostly flying from late June to mid August.
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Stour Wood, Wrabness
Male. 4 July 2011
Small image of a Silver-washed Fritillary
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Thrift Wood, Marks Hall
5 July 2011
Small photograph of a Silver-washed Fritillary
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Brampton Wood, Cambs.
11 July 2013
Small image of a Silver-washed Fritillary
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Gamlingay Wood, Cambs.
Female. 22 July 2012

The Heath Fritillary. One brood per year, over-winters as a caterpillar. Mostly flying from early June to late July.
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Thrift Wood, Bicnacre
7 June 2011
Small image of a Heath Fritillary
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Thrift Wood, Bicnacre
30 May 2011
Small image of a Heath Fritillary
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Thrift Wood, Bicnacre
30 May 2011
Small image of a Heath Fritillary
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Thrift Wood, Bicnacre
7 June 2011

NYMPHALIDAE. The Satyridae group. The Browns.

The Speckled Wood. Has three broods per year, flying from early March to mid May and early June to late September and in October. There is some overlapping of broods. It over-winters as a caterpillar or as a chrysalis.
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
10 April 2011
Small image of a Speckled Wood
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Great Yeldham
7 May 2013
Small image of a Speckled Wood
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Great Yeldham
Female. 9 Aug 2011
Small image of a Speckled Wood
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Great Yeldham
Female. 9 Aug 2011

The Wall Butterfly. Has two (-3) broods per year, flying from late April to late June and early July to mid September and sometimes in October. It over-winters as a caterpillar.
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Small image of a Wall Butterfly
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Ouse Washes, Cambs.
Female. 31 July 2011
Small image of a Wall Butterfly
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Ouse Washes, Cambs.
Female. 31 July 2011
Small image of a Wall Butterfly
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Ouse Washes, Cambs.
Female. 12 August 2012
Small image of a Wall Butterfly
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Canvey Island
Male. 3 Sept 2012

The Marbled White. Has one brood per year, flying from late June to early August. It over-winters as a caterpillar.
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Woodwalton Marsh, Cambs.
Male. 16 June 2011
Small image of a Marbled White
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Woodwalton Marsh, Cambs.
Male. 16 June 2011
Small image of a Marbled White
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RSPB. Canvey Island
Female. 9 July 2012
Small image of a Marbled White
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RSPB. Canvey Island
Female. 9 July 2012

The Grayling. Has one brood per year, flying from early July to early September. It over-winters as a caterpillar.
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Aldeburgh, Suffolk
25 July 2010
Small image of a Grayling
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14 Aug 2011
Small image of a Grayling
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Aldeburgh, Suffolk
14 Aug 2011
Small image of a Grayling
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Aldeburgh, Suffolk
15 Aug 2011

The Gatekeeper. Has one brood per year, flying from early July to early September. It over-winters as a caterpillar.
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Magog Down
Male. 15 July 2012
Small image of a Gatekeeper
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Magog Down
Female. 15 July 2012
Small image of a Gatekeeper
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Great Yeldham
27 July 2010
Small image of a Gatekeeper
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Great Yeldham
Male. 10 Aug 2011

The Meadow Brown. Has one brood per year, flying from early July to late September. It over-winters as a caterpillar.
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Great Yeldham
Male. 18 June 2011
Small image of a Meadow Brown
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Great Yeldham
Female. 22 June 2011
Small image of a Meadow Brown
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Great Yeldham
Female. 21 July 2011
Small image of a Meadow Brown
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Great Yeldham
Probably female. 2 Aug 2011

The Ringlet. Has one brood per year, flying from mid June to mid August. It over-winters as a caterpillar.
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Great Yeldham
30 June 2010
Small photograph of a Ringlet
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Great Yeldham
3 July 2012
Small image of a Ringlet
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Great Yeldham
3 July 2012
Small image of a Ringlet
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Great Yeldham
3 August 2012

The Small Heath. Has two broods per year, flying from early May to early July and late July to late September. It over-winters as a caterpillar.
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Small image of a Small Heath
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Canvey Island
23 May 2012
Small image of a Small Heath
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Great Yeldham
1 June 2011
Small image of a Small Heath
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Devil's Dyke, Cambs.
26 June 2011
Small image of a Small Heath
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Great Yeldham
1 Sept 2010
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