Identify Butterflies (Papilionoidea)
seen at The Netherfield Lagoons

Discover more about these species such as habitat, a detailed description, their national distribution and the best time of year to see them (or visit the lagoons to try and find them!). Each species has photographs to help you in identification.

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Clouded Yellow
Colias croceus

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Brimstone
Gonepteryx rhamni

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Large White
Pieris brassicae

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Small White
Pieris rapae

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Green-veined White
Pieris napi

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Orange-tip
Anthocharis cardamines

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Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi

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Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas

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Brown Argus
Aricia agestis

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Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus

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Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus

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Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta

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Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui

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Small Tortoiseshell
Aglais urticae

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Peacock
Aglais io

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Comma
Polygonia c-album

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Speckled Wood
Parage aegeria

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Wall
Lasiommata megera

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Gatekeeper
Pyronia tithonus

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Meadow Brown
Maniola jurtina

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Ringlet
Aphantopus hyperantus

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Small Heath
Coenonympha pamphilus

All photography taken at the Netherfield Lagoons, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire