The Butterfly Year


02_200In most parts of the country the butterfly season runs from March to November.

However, regardless of the time of year butterflies tend to be seen on sunny days; not on overcast ones.

The peak month is August when you can expect a number of butterflies in your garden every day provided that it’s sunny.

Below are some examples of butterflies you can expect to visit in each month between March and November and to find out more about Butterflies visit our articles Butterflies in your Garden and Plants for Butterflies:

March


  • Small Tortoiseshell
  • Red Admiral
  • Peacock
  • Comma
  • Brimstone
  • Large White
  • Orange Tip
  • Holly Blue
  • Painted Lady
  • Small White
  • Speckled Wood
  • Clouded Yellow
  • Green-veined White
  • Small Copper
April


  • Brimstone
  • Comma
  • Green-veined
  • White
  • Holly Blue
  • Orange Tip
  • Peacock
  • Small Tortoiseshell
  • Speckled Wood
  • Small White
  • Large White
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Brown Argus
  • Clouded Yellow
  • Common Blue
  • Small Copper
May


  • Brimstone
  • Comma
  • Green-veined White
  • Holly Blue
  • Large White
  • Orange Tip
  • Small White
  • Speckled Wood
  • Common Blue Painted Lady Peacock
  • Red Admiral
  • Small Tortoiseshell Brown Argus
  • Clouded Yellow
  • Large Skipper
  • Small Copper
June


  • Large Skipper
  • Large White
  • Small White
  • Meadow Brown
  • Speckled Wood
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Peacock
  • Small Tortoiseshell
  • Green-veined White
  • Orange Tip
  • Holly Blue
  • Common Blue
  • Small Copper
  • Comma
July


  • Small Skipper
  • Essex Skipper
  • Large Skipper
  • Gatekeeper
  • Meadow Brown
  • Small Tortoiseshells
  • Red Admiral
  • Painted Lady
  • Marbled White
  • Ringlet
  • Comma
  • Peacocks
  • Small White
  • Large White
  • Green-veined White
  • Brimstone
  • Holly Blue
  • Speckled Wood
August


  • Peacock
  • Small Tortoiseshell
  • Red Admiral
  • Painted Lady
  • Comma
  • Gatekeeper
  • Meadow Brown
  • Speckled Wood
  • Large White
  • Small White
  • Green-veined White
  • Brimstone
  • Common Blue
  • Holly Blue
  • Brown Argus
  • Small Copper
  • Small Skipper
  • Essex Skipper
September


  • Small Tortoiseshell
  • Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Speckled Wood
  • Large White
  • Small Copper
  • Small White
  • Green-veined White
  • Painted Lady
  • Peacock
  • Clouded Yellow
October


  • Small Tortoiseshell
  • Red Admiral
  • Comma
  • Peacock
  • Painted Lady
  • Large White
  • Small Copper
November


  • Red Admiral
  • Small Tortoiseshell
  • Brimstone
  • Comma
  • Peacock

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