Our collection of species factsheets and habitat downloads can be used to provide an overview of species ecology, assist with species identification and advise on best practice management for specific species and habitats.

Species Factsheets

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.

Habitat Advice

Click on the relevant habitat below for habitat advice downloads and factsheets:

Read more about different types of habitats and the associated Lepidoptera on our habitat pages.

Identification Guides

Most butterflies and widespread day flying moths can be identified using our Identify a butterfly or Identify a moth feature. 

However, to help with identification some downloadable butterfly, moth and caterpillar ID guides can be found here.

Conservation Reports and Reviews

The reports give an overview of species trends and summarise some of our conservation work, there are also archived regional and species action plans which can be used for reference.

New reports and downloads will be added as they become available.