Identification Guides

Orange-tip (male/upperwing)

Find some useful identification guides to more widespread butterflies, day flying moths and caterpillars.

Most butterflies and common day flying moths can be identified using our Identify a Butterfly or Identify a day-flying Moth feature. However some identification guides are available as downloads below:

Don't forget to submit your records to your local butterfly or moth recorders, find out more about your local branch and how to submit your records by visiting our Butterfly Conservation Branch page.  

If you are interested in recording butterflies or moths we have a wide range of recording schemes and events throughout the year, more information can be found on our recording and monitoring page.

More images and details on butterflies and day flying moths is available on our page for butterfly and mothsSpecies information to help with identification of rarer butterfly and moths can be found on our species factsheets.