Each year there are a few reports of other species in Somerset & Bristol.
While some of these individuals may represent rare migrants or imported species, others are considered most likely to have resulted from the release or escape of captive-reared butterflies.
The list below indicates some of the butterfly species that have been reported very rarely in Somerset during the period from 2000-2020.
BERGER'S CLOUDED YELLOW
PALE CLOUDED YELLOW
QUEEN OF SPAIN FRITILLARY
Duke of Burgundy and Wood White were previously resident in Somerset, but are now considered extinct in our region having not been reported for a number of years.