Your Guide To UK Butterflies

Id Guide

You can discover more about Britain’s beautiful butterflies with this quick identification guide.

It features 58 of the UK’s butterfly species and shows the male and female where there is a significant difference between the two. In addition to these 58 species, there are a number of other extremely rare butterflies which occasionally visit the UK but it is unlikely you will spot them in an ordinary year. If you think you’ve spotted a rare butterfly that doesn't match one on your new butterfly guide, take a photograph and email it to

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