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Satyrid Butterflies (Browns)

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Group: 
Butterflies

This group of butterflies is formed mainly of brown coloured species but also includes the marbled white. 

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Original Tweets Guidance Notes

Speckled Wood

Pararge aegeria
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A common butterfly of woodland rides and shady paths.


 

Photo by:
Peter Orchard

Wall (Brown)

Lasiommata megera
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A once common but now quite scarce species that is still found along the Dorset coast.


 

Marbled White

Melanargia galathea
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A frequent butterfly of chalk or limestone grass downlands and quite common in Dorset.


 

Grayling

Hipparchia semele
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A quite common species on the Dorset heaths but far less so elsewhere


 

Gatekeeper

Pyronia tithonus
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A delightful and quite common little brown and orange butterfly often found near or on brambles.


 

Photo by:
Peter Orchard

Meadow Brown

Maniola jurtina
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A very common butterfly of grassland and waste places.


 

Ringlet

Aphantopus hyperantus
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A declining grassland species named for the ring shapes on its wings


 

Photo by:
Peter Orchard

Small Heath

Coenonympha pamphilus
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A butterfly common on downland and rough grassy places although less common than it once was.