Butterfly Distribution Maps

Distribution Maps for Lancashire's butterflies

These maps give you an idea of the distribution of each species. Any blank areas on the maps, particularly for the more common species, do not necessarily mean that the butterfly is not there, but perhaps that no one has reported it! If you are in one of these areas and see a butterfly, please let us know!

For each species there is a distribution map showing where it has been recorded in the period 2012-2016. Where appropriate there may be additional maps showing the gains and losses of distribution for that species compared to the previous 5 year period. 

You should be aware that some of the losses and gains seen may be due to changes in recording  coverage – for example, new recorders in Eastern Greater Manchester have put a lot of new dots on the map, whilst other areas may be less well covered now than in the past.    

If you would like to download a map please click on the thumbnail here to open it and then click download image at the bottom of the map

 

Brimstone
Brimstone
Brimstone Gains
Brimstone Gains
Brimstone  Losses
Brimstone Losses
Brown Hairstreak
Brown Hairstreak
Clouded Yellow
Clouded Yellow
Comma
Comma
Common Blue
Common Blue
Common Blue Gains
Common Blue Gains
Common Blue Losses
Common Blue Losses
Dark green Fritillary
Dark green Fritillary
Dark green Fritillary Gains
Dark green Fritillary Gains
Dingy Skipper
Dingy Skipper
Duke of Burgundy
Duke of Burgundy
Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper gains
Gatekeeper gains
Grayling
Grayling
Grayling Gains
Grayling Gains
Green Hairstreak
Green Hairstreak
Green Hairstreak Gains
Green Hairstreak Gains
Green Hairstreak Losses
Green Hairstreak Losses
Green-veined White
Green-veined White
High Brown Fritillary
High Brown Fritillary
Holly Blue
Holly Blue
Holly Blue Gains
Holly Blue Gains
Holly Blue Losses
Holly Blue Losses
Large Heath
Large Heath
Large Heath Gains
Large Heath Gains
Large Heath Losses
Large Heath Losses
Large Skipper
Large Skipper
Large Skipper Gains
Large Skipper Gains