Scottish Butterflies

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Butterfly Conservation is a British charity devoted to saving butterflies, moths and their habitats throughout the UK. Butterfly Species, Flying Flowers, Butterfly Photos, British Wildlife, Beautiful Butterflies, Natural World, Conservation, Habitats, Scotch

Scotch Argus

As its name suggests, this butterfly is found predominantly in Scotland where it flies in tall, damp grassland. In sunshine, males fly almost without rest, weaving low through the grass in search of a mate. In poorer weather they perch on grass clumps, flying out to investigate any passing brown butterflies. The females are far less conspicuous and spend most of their time basking. The Scotch Argus is common and widespread in Scotland but has declined in the southern part of its range…

Scotch Argus-larval food plant is purple Moor-grass, Agrostis, Dactylis, Poa and other grasses Moth Caterpillar, Natural World, Scotland, Butterfly, Grasses, Scotch, Animals, Flora, British

Butterflies of Scotland - Scotch Argus

Butterflies of Scotland - Scotch Argus

Scotch Argus-e most likely habitats are damp, lush, open grassland on a slope that receives mineral enrichment and is warmed by the full sun-damp,acid soil. Scotch, Habitats, Lush, Scotland, Insects, Flora, Butterfly, Animals, Mineral

Butterflies of Scotland - Scotch Argus

Butterflies of Scotland - Scotch Argus

Northern Brown Argus-threatened species feeds only on Common Rockrose Moth, Scotland, Butterflies, Flora, Creatures, Brown, Pictures, Animals, Inspiration

Butterflies of Scotland - Northern Brown Argus

Butterflies of Scotland - Northern Brown Argus

Butterflies of Scotland - Meadow Brown Natural World, Moth, Scotland, Flora, Wildlife, Butterfly, Brown, Garden, Nature

Butterflies of Scotland - Meadow Brown

Butterflies of Scotland - Meadow Brown

Butterfly Conservation is a British charity devoted to saving butterflies, moths and their habitats throughout the UK. Lake District, Natural World, Habitats, Moth, Butterflies, Insects, Creatures, Mountain, Painting

Mountain Ringlet

Found on mountain grassland in the Scottish Highlands and the English Lake District. A dark brown butterfly with a row of black-centred orange eyespots on wings. Similar to Scotch Argus, which has white dots in the eyespots. Very hard to find due to the remoteness of many colonies and the vagaries of the weather in the mountains of northern Britain. The Mountain Ringlet is our only true montane species and is found on mountains above 350m amidst the spectacular scenery of the Scottish…

Butterflies of Scotland - Small Tortoiseshell Nature Reserve, Tortoise Shell, Butterfly, Illustration, Scotland, Animals, Animales, Animaux, Illustrations

Butterflies of Scotland - Small Tortoiseshell

Butterflies of Scotland - Small Tortoiseshell

Butterflies of Scotland - Dingy Skipper Moth, Scotland, Butterflies, Wings, Butterfly, Feathers

Butterflies of Scotland - Dingy Skipper

Butterflies of Scotland - Dingy Skipper

Red Admiral-does not hibernate in Scotland-sometimes flies at wingspan- found feeding on garden Buddleias, Michaelmas Daisy or flowering Ivy and rotting fruit in gardens and orchards during late summer/early autumn, sometimes in large numbers. Michaelmas Daisy, Early Autumn, Orchards, Watercolour Art, Flora And Fauna, Late Summer, Ivy, Florals, Scotland

Butterflies of Scotland - Red Admiral

Butterflies of Scotland - Red Admiral

Painted Lady Butterfly-now found worldwide, sometimes flies in large numbers-likes Marjoram Butterfly Painting, Bys, Woman Painting, Scotland, Butterflies, Numbers, Flora, Lady, Butterfly Drawing

Butterflies of Scotland - Painted Lady

Butterflies of Scotland - Painted Lady

Butterflies of Scotland - Dingy Skipper Scotland, Butterflies, Insects, Animals, Butterfly, Animaux, Animales, Animal, Dieren

Butterflies of Scotland - Dingy Skipper

Butterflies of Scotland - Dingy Skipper

Butterflies of Scotland - Small Copper Butterfly Effect, Nature Reserve, Moth, Insects, Flora, Copper, Butterflies, Animals, Image

Butterflies of Scotland - Small Copper

Butterflies of Scotland - Small Copper

Small Blue-hibernates in Scotland Natural World, Scotland, Butterflies, Flora, Blue, Paper Butterflies, Paper Envelopes, Butterfly

Butterflies of Scotland - Small Blue

Butterflies of Scotland - Small Blue

Butterfly Conservation is a British charity devoted to saving butterflies, moths and their habitats throughout the UK. Amphibians, Reptiles, Best Camouflage, Northern England, Little Brown, Tree Tops, Butterfly Wall, Natural World, Conservation

Wall

It is found around the coast as far north as southern Scotland. Inland, it is more widespread in northern England and southern Scotland. It is a similar size and colour to the Gatekeeper, but the Wall is much more heavily patterned and sometimes confused with small fritillary butterflies.

Butterflies of Scotland - Peacock Peacock Butterfly, Beautiful Butterflies, Insects, Fancy, Dragonflies, Notes, Ink, Spaces, Search

Butterflies of Scotland - Peacock

Butterflies of Scotland - Peacock