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Common Blue

Looking for the blues in Scotland

Wildlife lovers across Scotland’s towns and cities are being asked to look out for the country’s only widespread blue butterfly this summer, amidst fears it could be struggling.

Musotima nitidalis - Les Hill

March of the micros

An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.

Wood White

Watch out for woodland wings

Nature enthusiasts are being asked to help count one of the rarest butterflies in the UK at its only home in Worcestershire.

Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper set to return to Derbyshire

Butterfly Conservation East Midlands, the National Trust and Natural England are working in partnership to embark on a project to reintroduce the Grizzled Skipper to Derbyshire!

David A

Saving butterflies and moths for 50 years

Sir David Attenborough is urging people to take action for butterflies and moths this year, to mark the 50th anniversary of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC).

White-Letter Hairstreak

Butterfly breeds for first time in 130 years

A declining butterfly may have started breeding in Scotland for the first time in 130 years, after eggs were discovered by amateur naturalists in Berwickshire earlier this month...

Duke of Burgundy butterfly

Rare butterfly wins Hampshire MP’s vote

As part of the national Species Champion project, Conservative MP for Romsey and Southampton North, Caroline Nokes, is the latest to ‘adopt’ one of the UK’s most threatened butterflies in a bid to boost its numbers...

Comma Butterfly in garden

Have you seen the comeback kid?

Wildlife lovers are being asked to head to their local canals and riversides this summer to chart the astonishing progress of the comeback kid of the butterfly world.