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Large Tortoiseshell (Underside) Explored https://www.flickr.com/photos/insect_photography/15825249101/

This superb butterfly was once considered to be common and widespread in the south of England but was to face a dramatic and terminal decline.

Adonis Blue Butterfly. Beautiful stamps for the second in a Royal Mail series (from 2008) intended to bring attention to endangered species.

Adonis Blue Butterfly Beautiful stamps for the second in a Royal Mail series intended to bring attention to endangered species. These were issued in April 2008 and designed by Andrew Ross using photography from the Natural History Museum.

Butterflies of the British Isles - Queen of Spain  Fritillary

Butterflies of Britain and Europe: Queen-of-Spain Fritillary: Issoria lathonia [Female] basking on a dry maize [corn] plant - © Adrian Hoskins

The tiger, one of Britain's most colourful moths. Photograph: Andrzej Tokarski /Alamy.

Britain's moths enjoy their moment in the spotlight

Garden TigerPerhaps the brightest of UK moths, and one of a vivid family.

List of butterflies of Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of butterflies of Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of butterflies of Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of butterflies of Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Larva of the Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor). The species is found throughout Britain and Ireland. Its range extends across Europe, Russia, and into China, northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Korea (though not Taiwan). Introduced specimens have been found in British Columbia. In most of their range, the adults are seen from May to July and the caterpillars from July to September, when they pupate.

Elephant Hawkmoth

The Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) is a hawk-moth found in the British Isles.

A recent visitor to our butterfly meadow which encourages wildlife by leaving native wild plants to flower and seed. I liked the vibrant colours and the bluish furry head! :o)

A recent visitor to our butterfly meadow which encourages wildlife by leaving native wild plants to flower and seed. I liked the vibrant colours and the bluish furry head!

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