Other Species

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

CAMBERWELL BEAUTY

GERANIUM BRONZE

GLANVILLE FRITILLARY

LARGE TORTOISESHELL

LONG-TAILED BLUE

MONARCH

PALE CLOUDED YELLOW

QUEEN OF SPAIN FRITILLARY

SILVER-STUDDED BLUE

SWALLOWTAIL

 

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. 

Duke of Burgundy

Distribution: Extinct from Somerset & Bristol

Flight period: Mid May to June

Last recorded: 2018

Wood White

Distribution: Extinct from Somerset & Bristol

Flight period: Early May to early July

Last recorded: 

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