Below are the 42 species of butterfly that can be seen in Kent.  Some are more common than others.
To find out more about a certain species, please click on its name.

Vernacular name Scientific name
Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages
Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola
Small Skipper  Thymelicus sylvestris
Silver-spotted Skipper  Hesperia comma
Large Skipper  Ochlodes sylvanus
Orange-tip  Anthocharis cardamines
Large White  Pieris brassicae
Small White  Pieris rapae
Green-veined White  Pieris napi
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni
Wall  Lasiommata megera
Speckled Wood  Pararge aegeria
Small Heath  Coenonympha pamphilus
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus
Marbled White Melanargia galathea
Grayling Hipparchia semele
Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja
White Admiral Limenitis camilla
Purple Emperor Apatura iris
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
Peacock Aglais io
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae
Comma Polygonia c-album
Heath Fritillary Melitaea athalia
Duke of Burgundy  Hamearis lucina
Small Copper  Lycaena phlaeas
Brown Hairstreak Thecla betulae
Purple Hairstreak Favonius quercus
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi
White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album
Small Blue  Cupido minimus
Holly Blue  Celastrina argiolus
Brown Argus  Aricia agestis
Common Blue  Polyommatus icarus
Adonis Blue  Polyommatus bellargus
Chalk Hill Blue  Polyommatus coridon