WHAT Butterfly IS IT?
There are almost 60 different species of butterfly in the UK. Some look very similar and others ae very difficult to see. Here is a photo ID guide to the most common species you may spot in your school, park or garden.
If you see a butterfly, take a photo, draw or note down the colours to see if it matches any of these. Click on the photos to enlarge.
Comma (when its wings are closed you can see the comma-shaped mark that gives it its name)
Orange Tip (sometimes the orange colour on the wing tip isn’t easy to see)
Large or Small White
Common & Holly Blue