Butterflies of the British Isles
Photographs Adrian Hoskins ( unless otherwise stated )
Introduction | Species Index | Identification Guide | Latest Sightings
The Identification Guide provides thumbnail images of all the native and migrant species which occur in the British Isles. Use them to access hundreds of full size images and detailed information about the lifecycle, habitats and biology of each species.

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