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Spring butterflies – how many have you spotted so far?

A sure sign that spring is here is the emergence of overwintering butterflies in search of early pollen and I’m sure the eagle-eyed amongst you may already have spotted one or two, but would you know how to identify them?

In order to help we have put together a selection of some of the first butterflies you may be able to see either from your windows or garden.

The first butterflies of the year include:

Common Brimstone

Common Brimstone

Peacock

Peacock

Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Comma

Comma

And you may even be able to spot an Orange Tip

Orange Tip

For more help on butterfly identification and all things to do with butterflies visit Butterfly Conservation

Perhaps you have seen some butterflies that are not on our list? Do leave a comment below, we would love to hear from you.

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Melina - Assistant Editor

Hi I'm Melina, a mother of 3 teenage children and with a particular interest in all things health related. I run a busy household and smallholding alongside my work with Silversurfers, which currently includes dogs, fish, hens, ducks and pigs!

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PurpleHat
26th Mar 2020
1
Thanks for voting!
I saw a Red Admiral, and a large dozy Bumble Bee this morning.
andbrown01
26th Mar 2020
1
Thanks for voting!
MollyUK
26th Mar 2020
1
Thanks for voting!
A beautiful peacock butterfly (huge!) settled on my foot this afternoon as I stood admiring my handiwork (pruning an overgrown guelder rose). Magical moment.
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On your foot! That certainly sounds magical!

Melina 🙂
ArthurB4
25th Mar 2020
1
Thanks for voting!
haven't spotted one yet and I have been in my garden all week. So my eyes will be wide open. thank you.
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Keep your eyes peeled, I'm sure you'll see one soon!

Melina 🙂
Felix1
25th Mar 2020
1
Thanks for voting!
Saw two yesterday and one today. Very uplifting in today’s climate.
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Yes they do so lift the spirits I think!

Melina 🙂

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