Our collection of species factsheets and habitat downloads can be used to provide an overview on species ecology, assist with species identification and advise on best practice management for specific species and habitats.
New downloads and factsheets will be added when they are available.
Species factsheets include information on ecology, habitat requirements and best practice management for some of the UK's most threatened butterflies, moths and some key foodplants.
Click on the relevant habitat below for habitat advice downloads and factsheets:
- Grassland Management Resources (farmland, bracken and damp grassland)
- Woodland Management Resources (includes our Woodland Management Guide)
- Urban Habitat Management Resources (gardens, brownfields, hedgerows and towns and cities)
- Habitat Creation Factsheets (scrapes, butterfly banks, seeding and plug-planting)
Read more about different types of habitats and the associated Lepidoptera on our habitat pages.
However, to help with identification some downloadable butterfly, moth and caterpillar ID guides can be found here.