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Butterflies of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull

The areas of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull support a range of butterfly species. Many are common, some are at risk due to habitat loss and others are seriously threatened due to their very limited distribution in the county as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation.

Warwickshire Butterflies Species List

The list below contains all species which have been recorded in Warwickshire including extinct species and introductions. More information about their status is available by clicking on the species names below. Alternatively, you can view a thumbnail guide to our resident species.

Skippers (Family Hesperiidae)

More information Chequered Skipper

Carterocephalus palaemon

Extinct

More information Dingy Skipper

Erynnis tages

Resident

More information Essex Skipper

Thymelicus lineola

Resident

More information Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus malvae

Resident

More information Large Skipper

Ochlodes venata

Resident

More information Small Skipper

Thymelicus sylvestris

Resident

 

Blues, Coppers & Hairstreaks (Family Lycaenidae)

More information Black Hairstreak

Satyrium pruni

Extinct

More information Brown Argus

Aricia agestis

Resident

More information Brown Hairstreak

Thecla betulae

Resident

More information Chalkhill Blue

Polyommatus coridon

Extinct

More information Common Blue

Polyommatus icarus

Resident

More information Duke of Burgundy

Hamearis lucina

Extinct

More information Geranium Bronze

Cacyreus marshalli

Vagrant

More information Green Hairstreak

Callophrys rubi

Resident

More information Holly Blue

Celastrina argiolus

Resident

More information Long-tailed Blue

Lampides boeticus

Vagrant

More information Mazarine Blue

Polyommatus semiargus

Extinct

More information Purple Hairstreak

Favonius quercus

Resident

More information Silver-studded Blue

Plebeius argus

Extinct

More information Small Blue

Cupido minimus

Resident

More information Small Copper

Lycaena phlaeas

Resident

More information White-letter Hairstreak

Satyrium w-album

Resident

 

Vanessids, Fritillaries & Browns (Family Nymphalidae)

More information Camberwell Beauty

Nymphalis antiopa

Rare Migrant

More information Comma

Polygonia c-album

Resident

More information Dark Green Fritillary

Argynnis aglaja

Resident

More information Gatekeeper

Pyronia tithonus

Resident

More information High Brown Fritillary

Argynnis adippe

Extinct

More information Large Tortoiseshell

Nymphalis polychloros

Rare Migrant

More information Map

Araschnia levana

Vagrant

More information Marbled White

Melanargia galathea

Resident

More information Marsh Fritillary

Euphydryas aurinia

Extinct

More information Meadow Brown

Maniola jurtina

Resident

More information Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

Migrant

More information Peacock

Aglais io

Resident

More information Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Boloria euphrosyne

Extinct

More information Purple Emperor

Apatura iris

Resident

More information Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta

Migrant

More information Ringlet

Aphantopus hyperantus

Resident

More information Silver-washed Fritillary

Argynnis paphia

Resident

More information Small Heath

Coenonympha pamphilus

Resident

More information Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Boloria selene

Extinct

More information Small Tortoiseshell

Aglais urticae

Resident

More information Speckled Wood

Pararge aegeria

Resident

More information Wall Brown

Lasiommata megera

Extinct

More information White Admiral

Limenitis camilla

Resident

 

Swallowtails (Family Papilionidae)

More information Swallowtail

Papilio machaon

Vagrant

 

Whites & Sulphurs (Family Pieridae)

More information Bath White

Pontia daplidice

Rare Migrant

More information Black-veined White

Aporia crataegi

Extinct

More information Brimstone

Gonepteryx rhamni

Resident

More information Clouded Yellow

Colias croceus

Migrant

More information Dappled White

Euchloe simplonia

Vagrant

More information Green-veined White

Pieris napi

Resident

More information Large White

Pieris brassicae

Resident

More information Orange-tip

Anthocharis cardamines

Resident

More information Pale Clouded Yellow

Colias hyale

Rare Migrant

More information Small White

Pieris rapae

Resident

More information Wood White

Leptidea sinapis

Resident


Warwickshire Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAP) for Species

More information about Warwickshire Biodiversity Action Plans can be found on the Warwickshire County Council's Biodiversity web page. For further information on a national scale, visit the UK BAP.

Download pdf 2010 LBAP Update

Download pdf Dingy Skipper
Download pdf Dingy Skipper - 2007 Progress Report

Download pdf Small Blue
Download pdf Small Blue - 2007 Progress Report

Download pdf Wood White
Download pdf Wood White - 2007 Progress Report

SUBMIT YOUR SIGHTINGS ONLINE

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2014 Annual Report - The Butterflies and Moths of VC 38

D.C.G Brown, A Prior, M. Slater, K. Warmington

2014 Annual Report by Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire.Description
The 2014 Annual Report includes butterfly and moth survey data from the 2014 season. It also include short articles from members.


Branch members can download this report for free. Just log in to the WBC members area.

Warwickshire Butterfly Recorder

Keith Warmington

Where to see butterflies in Warwickshire

More information A list of key sites.

Species and Landscape Champions

More information Find out more about Species and Landscape Champions and their role in protecting our butterflies and their habitats in our region.

Warwickshire Butterflies Flight Chart

More information Emergence dates and adult flight periods may differ from the national perspective as this chart is based upon records from Warwickshire only.Download pdf

Common Species

Some of our most familiar species which we often class as 'common' including the Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell are suffering due to a wide variety of man-made reasons.

Migrant Species

Painted Lady and Red Admiral are Migrant species which regularly occur in the region and are often seen in gardens. The Clouded Yellow is a less common migrant although in some years it can be seen in good numbers in areas of grassland where there are abundant wild flowers.

Rare Species

Some species of butterfly in the region are under threat or severely restricted in their distribution and population. Species include the Dark Green Fritillary and the Small Blue.

Extinct Species

Due to habitat loss, our region has lost several species of butterfly, most recently the Wall Brown last seen in 2007. The Duke of Burgundy (1987), Pearl-bordered Fritillary (1968), and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (1961).

Unexpected Species

Occasionally, something unexpected turns up. Tropical species accidentally escaping from butterfly farms and imports such as the Geranium Bronze which appeared in in John Carter's garden in the summer of 2006.

Species Mapping

The butterfly distribution maps shown on this web site are based on survey data from the year 2000 onwards.

You may compare up to four specific species by selecting from the options below.


You can also view distribution maps of all of the species which occur or have occurred in Warwickshire.