Spotlight on Cheshire Butterflies

The following reports contain some more detailed reports on various butterflies which can be found in the Cheshire & Peak District area:

Common Blue

Common Blue
(Polyommatus icarus)

Early publications on Cheshire butterflies give few details as to the abundance of the Common Blue, although ... read more here

Dark Green Fritilliary

Dark Green Fritillary
(Argynnis aglaja)

It is hoped that by claiming the Dark Green Fritillary as a Cheshire butterfly this does not contravene ... read more here

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper
(Pyronia tithonus)

At the present time the Gatekeeper is an abundant and widespread resident butterfly in the county, although ... read more here

Green-veined
        White

Green-veined White
(Pieris napi)

The status of the Green-veined White does not appear to have undergone any significant changes in the county since ... read more here

Large White

Large White
(Pieris brassicae)

The Large White is one of the most widespread and successful butterflies in Britain. Its status and distribution in Cheshire has undergone ... read more here

Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown
(Maniola jurtina)

It would seem that many people have childhood memories of fields alive with butterflies and in all probability these recollections ... read more here

Painted Lady

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Due to a lack of historical information it is difficult to compare the present day distribution of this migrant butterfly with that of ... read more here

Peacock

Peacock
(Aglais io)

The Peacock, with its spectacular wing markings, must be one of the most familiar and easily ... read more here

Comma

Comma
(Polyonia c-album)

The Comma has undergone an amazing change of fortunes in Cheshire since ... read more here

Purple Hairstreak

Purple Hairstreak
(Favonius quercus)

Our earliest knowledge of the Purple Hairstreak in the county is largely confined to information referred to in publications by ... read more here

Small Heath

Small Heath
(Coenonympha pamphilus)

In view of the present status of the Small Heath in Cheshire it seems amazing that not so many years ago it was ... read more here

Small Skipper

Small Skipper
(Thymelicus sylvestris)

In recent years the Small Skipper has become the most numerous and widespread member of ... read more here

Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood
(Pararge aegeria)

The present status of the Speckled Wood in Cheshire is as an abundant and widespread resident, although ... read more here