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Butterfly species found within Yorkshire are listed in the table below.
Click on the species name for more information about the butterflies.

Species Name Scientific Name
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni
Brown Argus Aricia agestis
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus
Comma Polygonia c-album
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja
Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages
Duke of Burgundy Hamearis lucina
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus
Grayling Hipparchia semele
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi
Green-veined White Pieris napi
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus
Large Heath Coenonympha tullia
Large Skipper Ochlodes venata
Large White Pieris brassicae
Marbled White Melanargia galathea
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina
Northern Brown Argus Aricia artaxerxes
Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
Peacock Inachis io
Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne
Purple Hairstreak Neozephyrus quercus
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae
Small White Pieris rapae
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria
Wall Lasiommata megera
White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album


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