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Small Tortoiseshell

Butterfly Fightback Begins

UK butterflies rallied last summer following their worst year on record but numbers were still below average, a study has revealed.

Deaths-head Hawk-moth

Moth Causes World T20 Cricket Chaos

The world’s scariest moth caused chaos at the cricket after invading the BBC commentary box during England’s World Twenty20 clash with the Netherlands.

Chequered Skipper

Spreading Skipper Surprise

A new survey has revealed that the Chequered Skipper has been playing hide-and-seek with butterfly recorders in Scotland.

Pearl BF

A Tribute to Vincent Weir

Butterfly Conservation is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Vincent Weir, who was a Vice President and one of the charity’s biggest donors.

Barley Tort

Farmland Butterflies Flourish

Farmland butterflies thrived last year after benefiting from the best summer weather for seven years, a survey has revealed.

Beansticks

Bean Sticks For Butterflies

Volunteers working to save some of the UK’s most threatened butterflies have been taught historic woodland heritage skills from a Morecambe coppice expert.

Weymouth

Relief Road Proves Butterfly Hit

An amazing 20 species of butterfly have now been found on the sides of one of the busiest roads in Dorset after wild flower seeds were planted on its flanks, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.

Comma Butterfly

Climate change sees butterflies move north

Butterflies with stable populations have been able to take advantage of climate change and move northwards, a study involving Butterfly Conservation has revealed.