BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

PAPILIONOIDEA (butterflies)

Subtaxa

Rank Taxon #subtaxa #photos #macrophotos #microphotos #refs
Family LYCAENIDAE (blues, coppers and hairstreaks) 17 106     25
Family NEMEOBIIDAE (Duke of Burgundy butterflies) 1        
Species Hamearis lucina L., 1758 (Duke Of Burgundy, Duke Of Burgundy Fritillary)         3
Family NYMPHALIDAE (fritillary and vanessid butterflies) 18        
Species Aglais urticae Linnaeus (Small Tortoiseshell) 1 37     5
Species Apatura iris L., 1758 (Purple Emperor)   10      
Genus Argynnis (a genus of fritllary butterflies) 3 51     3
Species Boloria euphrosyne L., 1758 (Pearl Bordered Fritillary)         3
Species Boloria selene Denis & Schiffermuller (Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary)   5      
Species Euphydryas aurinia (Rottemburg, 1775) (Marsh Fritillary)   11     6
Species Inachis io Linnaeus (Peacock Butterfly)   45      
Species Limenitis camilla (White Admiral)   10     1
Species Melitaea cinxia L., 1758 (Glanville Fritillary)         2
Species Mellicta athalia Rottemburg, 1775 (Heath Fritillary)   6     3
Species Nymphalis antiopa L. (Camberwell Beauty)         1
Species Nymphalis polychloros L., 1758 (Large Tortoiseshell)         1
Species Polygonia c-album Linnaeus (Comma) 1 18     1
Genus Vanessa (painted ladies) 2 78 6   3
Informal (Boloria selene/euphrosyne) (Small Pearl-bordered or Pearl-bordered Fritillary) 2 7     3
Informal (Nymphalidae (indet. Fritillary)) (Unidentified Fritillary Butterfly) 10 67     14
Family PIERIDAE (white butterflies) 8        
Species Anthocharis cardamines Linnaeus (Orange-tip)   17 25 1  
Genus Colias (clouded yellows) 1 3     1
Species Gonepteryx rhamni Linnaeus (Brimstone Butterfly)   35 2   1
Species Leptidea reali (Long-willied Wood White, RéAl's Wood White)         1
Species Leptidea sinapis L., 1758 (Wood White)         1
Genus Pieris (Zool.) (whites) 3 85 16 4 3
Family SATYRIDAE (brown butterflies) 10        
Species Aphantopus hyperantus Linnaeus (Ringlet)   14      
Species Coenonympha pamphilus L., 1758 (Small Heath)   8      
Genus Erebia (a genus of brown butterflies) 2 3     2
Species Hipparchia semele Linnaeus (Grayling)   9     1
Species Lasiommata megera Linnaeus (Wall, Wall Brown)   4     1
Species Maniola jurtina L. (Meadow Brown)   5   2 1
Species Melanargia galathea (Marbled White)   6      
Species Pararge aegeria L. (Speckled Wood)   5      
Species Pyronia tithonus (Gatekeeper, Hedge Brown)   15      

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Captain's European Butterfly Guide: http://www.butterfly-guide.co.uk/ Captain's European Butterfly Guide
UK Butterflies: http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk UK Butterflies
Emmet, A.M., Langmaid, J. & Heath J., 1989 Hesperiidae to Nymphalidae (the butterflies) (vol 7(1))
Sandars, E., 1939 A Butterfly Book for the Pocket
South, R., 1906 The Butterflies of the British Isles
Stokoe, W.J. The Observer's Book of Butterflies
Thomas, J. & Lewington, R., 1991 The Butterflies of Britain & Ireland

Caterpillars

Carter, D.J., 1979 The Observer's Book of Caterpillars

Microscopy

Pierce, F.N., Beirne, B.P., 1975 The Genitalia of the Rhopalocera and the larger British Moths

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 12 general literature references to PAPILIONOIDEA (butterflies)

PAPILIONOIDEA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
INSECTA
(insects)
LEPIDOPTERA
(butterflies and moths)
DITRYSIA
(the major suborder of moths)
Macrolepidoptera (via Papilionoidea)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 88 feeding and other relationships of PAPILIONOIDEA (butterflies)

Creative Commons Licence
Unless otherwise expressly stated, all original material on the BioImages website by Malcolm Storey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence.