Browns

The browns are our largest group and you may see up to eight different species.

These include the Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper which are some of our most common summer butterflies and can be seen on roadside verges as well as rough grasslands.

Perhaps confusingly, the Marbled White is a member of the brown family.

 

Below you will find links to the individual species pages on the Butterfly Conservation website. We will in the future be adding additional pages with local information for each species - so please return sometime.

Speckled Wood

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: April to October

Small Heath

Distribution:  Localised, Common

Flight period: May to October

Ringlet

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: June to August /September

Marbled White

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: June to August

Meadow Brown

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period:  June to October

Gatekeeper

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period:  July and August

Grayling

Distribution: Localised, Uncommon

Flight period:  June to September

Wall

Distribution: Localised, Uncommon

Flight period:  May to October

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