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Chequered skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon) nectaring on a thistle (Cirsium), Glasdrum Wood National Nature Reserve, near Oban, Argyll, Scotland, UK, June.
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Fergus Gill / 2020VISION / Chequered skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon) nectaring on a thistle (Cirsium), Glasdrum Wood National Nature Reserve, near Oban, Argyll, Scotland, UK, June.
Small Pearl bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene) in grass, Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, Wales, UK, June.
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David Woodfall / Small Pearl bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene) in grass, Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, Wales, UK, June.
Marbled White butterfly (Melanargia galathea) resting on grass, Dunsdon Nature Reserve, Devon, UK. July
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Ross Hoddinott / Marbled White butterfly (Melanargia galathea) resting on grass, Dunsdon Nature Reserve, Devon, UK. July
Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) feeding on buddleia flowers, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August. Did you know? Tortoiseshell butterfly caterpillars feed on nettles, and live in gro...
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) feeding on buddleia flowers, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August. Did you know? Tortoiseshell butterfly caterpillars feed on nettles, and live in gro...
Silver Studded Blue (Plebejus argus), Gran Paradiso National Park, Aosta Valley, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
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Alex Hyde / Silver Studded Blue (Plebejus argus), Gran Paradiso National Park, Aosta Valley, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
Aposematism describes the use of bright colouration and bold patterns to advertise that an organism is unpalatable or dangerous. All three insects are foul-tasting or toxic if eaten:  Wood Tiger moth...
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Alex Hyde / Aposematism describes the use of bright colouration and bold patterns to advertise that an organism is unpalatable or dangerous. All three insects are foul-tasting or toxic if eaten: Wood Tiger moth...
Burnet Moth (Zygaena carniolica), photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
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Alex Hyde / Burnet Moth (Zygaena carniolica), photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
Wood Tiger moth (Parasemia plantaginis) photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
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Alex Hyde / Wood Tiger moth (Parasemia plantaginis) photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
Northern Spinach moth (Eulithis populata), photographed on a white background, Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
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Alex Hyde / Northern Spinach moth (Eulithis populata), photographed on a white background, Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
Cynthia's Fritillary (Euphydryas cynthia) male photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
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Alex Hyde / Cynthia's Fritillary (Euphydryas cynthia) male photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
Mountain Clouded Yellow (Colias phicomone) profile portrait, Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy
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Alex Hyde / Mountain Clouded Yellow (Colias phicomone) profile portrait, Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy
Magpie Moth caterpillar (Abraxas grossulariata) showing warning colouration, photographed on a white background. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. June.
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Alex Hyde / Magpie Moth caterpillar (Abraxas grossulariata) showing warning colouration, photographed on a white background. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. June.
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) hibernating, Mariposa Monarca Special Biosphere Reserve, central Mexico, January.
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Claudio Contreras / Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) hibernating, Mariposa Monarca Special Biosphere Reserve, central Mexico, January.
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) hibernating, Mariposa Monarca Special Biosphere Reserve, central Mexico, January.
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Claudio Contreras / Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) hibernating, Mariposa Monarca Special Biosphere Reserve, central Mexico, January.
Male Large Blue Butterfly (Maculinea eutryphon / arion) collected in 1865. It is here surrounded by other extant UK blue butterfly species. The large Blue was first recorded as a British species in 17...
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Paul D Stewart / Male Large Blue Butterfly (Maculinea eutryphon / arion) collected in 1865. It is here surrounded by other extant UK blue butterfly species. The large Blue was first recorded as a British species in 17...
Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) female 'Malui' walking through a cloud of butterflies she has disturbed in Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Repu...
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Anup Shah / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) female 'Malui' walking through a cloud of butterflies she has disturbed in Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Repu...
Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) female 'Malui' walking through a cloud of butterflies she has disturbed in Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Repu...
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Anup Shah / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) female 'Malui' walking through a cloud of butterflies she has disturbed in Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Repu...
Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) female 'Malui' walking through a cloud of butterflies she has disturbed in Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Repu...
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Anup Shah / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) female 'Malui' walking through a cloud of butterflies she has disturbed in Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Repu...
Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) female 'Malui' walking through a cloud of butterflies she has disturbed in Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Repu...
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Anup Shah / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) female 'Malui' walking through a cloud of butterflies she has disturbed in Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Repu...
Small emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia) male with wings open showing eyespots on Blackthorn, Captive, UK, April
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Andy Sands / Small emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia) male with wings open showing eyespots on Blackthorn, Captive, UK, April
Small emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia) male (bottom)  and female with wings open showing eyespots on lichen covered twig, Captive, UK, April
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Andy Sands / Small emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia) male (bottom) and female with wings open showing eyespots on lichen covered twig, Captive, UK, April
Small emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia) male below female both displaying eyespots on Gorse, Captive, UK, April
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Andy Sands / Small emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia) male below female both displaying eyespots on Gorse, Captive, UK, April
Comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album) feeding on flower of Ice plant (Sedum)  in garden, Hertfordshire, UK, September
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Andy Sands / Comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album) feeding on flower of Ice plant (Sedum) in garden, Hertfordshire, UK, September
Small emperor moth female (Saturnia pavonia), Peak District National Park, UK. April.
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Alex Hyde / Small emperor moth female (Saturnia pavonia), Peak District National Park, UK. April.
Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon britannicus) on hawkbit flower. Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk, June.
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon britannicus) on hawkbit flower. Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk, June.
Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon britannicus) on hawkbit flower. Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk, June.
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon britannicus) on hawkbit flower. Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk, June.
Forbes' silkmoth (Rothschildia forbesi) Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA, October. meetyourneighbours.net project
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MYN / Seth Patterson / Forbes' silkmoth (Rothschildia forbesi) Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA, October. meetyourneighbours.net project
Clouded yellow butterfly (Colias crocea) On Wild sweet pea flower, Captive, UK, July
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Andy Sands / Clouded yellow butterfly (Colias crocea) On Wild sweet pea flower, Captive, UK, July
Death's Head Hawkmoth (Acherontia atropos) against white background. Captive, UK.
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Alex Hyde / Death's Head Hawkmoth (Acherontia atropos) against white background. Captive, UK.
Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii) female, against white background. Captive insect, a rare but fairly regular immigrant to the UK.
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Alex Hyde / Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii) female, against white background. Captive insect, a rare but fairly regular immigrant to the UK.
Stinging caterpillar, Costa Rica
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Kim Taylor / Stinging caterpillar, Costa Rica
Indian Leaf Butterfly (Kalima paralekta) showing near-perfect leaf mimicry. India.
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Stephen Dalton / Indian Leaf Butterfly (Kalima paralekta) showing near-perfect leaf mimicry. India.
Speckled wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria) on Bramble (Rubus fructicosus) leaves, Gamlingay Wood, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, April, UK
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Speckled wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria) on Bramble (Rubus fructicosus) leaves, Gamlingay Wood, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, April, UK
Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus), resting on flowering heather, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK September
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus), resting on flowering heather, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK September
Small copper (Lycaena phlaeas) butterfly resting on Common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Small copper (Lycaena phlaeas) butterfly resting on Common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August
Large blue butterfly (Phengaris arion) resting on Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) flower, Collard Hill, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Large blue butterfly (Phengaris arion) resting on Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) flower, Collard Hill, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011
Large blue butterfly (Maculinea arion) on a Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea) flower, Collard Hill, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011. Did you know? The large blue's life cycle is dependent on the...
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Large blue butterfly (Maculinea arion) on a Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea) flower, Collard Hill, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011. Did you know? The large blue's life cycle is dependent on the...
Indian moon / Indian luna moth (Actias selene) photographed on a white background. Captive.
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Alex Hyde / Indian moon / Indian luna moth (Actias selene) photographed on a white background. Captive.
Bullseye / Io moth (Automeris io) showing eye spot markings on wings during deimatic display to deter predators, photographed on a white background, originating from North and Central America, sequenc...
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Alex Hyde / Bullseye / Io moth (Automeris io) showing eye spot markings on wings during deimatic display to deter predators, photographed on a white background, originating from North and Central America, sequenc...
Bullseye / Io moth (Automeris io) showing eye spot markings on wings during deimatic display to deter predators, originating from North and Central America, sequence 2 of 2. Captive.
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Alex Hyde / Bullseye / Io moth (Automeris io) showing eye spot markings on wings during deimatic display to deter predators, originating from North and Central America, sequence 2 of 2. Captive.
Bullseye / Io moth (Automeris io) resting on leaf with eye spot markings on wings hidden, originating from North and Central America, sequence 1 of 2. Captive.
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Alex Hyde / Bullseye / Io moth (Automeris io) resting on leaf with eye spot markings on wings hidden, originating from North and Central America, sequence 1 of 2. Captive.
Apollo silkmoth (Ceranchia apollina) close up of cocoon showing silk fibres, originating from Madagascar. Captive.
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Alex Hyde / Apollo silkmoth (Ceranchia apollina) close up of cocoon showing silk fibres, originating from Madagascar. Captive.
Cricula silkmoth (Cricula trifenestrata) close up of cocoon showing silk fibres originating from Southeast Asia. Captive.
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Alex Hyde / Cricula silkmoth (Cricula trifenestrata) close up of cocoon showing silk fibres originating from Southeast Asia. Captive.
Indian moon  / Indian luna moth (Actias selene) head-on view showing feather-like antennae. Captive.
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Alex Hyde / Indian moon / Indian luna moth (Actias selene) head-on view showing feather-like antennae. Captive.
Indian moon / Indian luna Moth (Actias selene) close up of defensive spines on caterpillar. Captive.
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Alex Hyde / Indian moon / Indian luna Moth (Actias selene) close up of defensive spines on caterpillar. Captive.
Purple emperor butterfly (Apatura iris) male on English Oak (Quercus robur) leaf basking with wings open, UK, Captive.
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Alex Hyde / Purple emperor butterfly (Apatura iris) male on English Oak (Quercus robur) leaf basking with wings open, UK, Captive.
African moon moth (Argema mimosae) digital composite sequence, showing wings expanding after emerging from cocoon, photographed against a white background, orginating from Africa. Captive.
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Alex Hyde / African moon moth (Argema mimosae) digital composite sequence, showing wings expanding after emerging from cocoon, photographed against a white background, orginating from Africa. Captive.
Heath fritillary (Melitaea athalia) resting on scabious flower, Nordtirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, August.
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Alex Hyde / Heath fritillary (Melitaea athalia) resting on scabious flower, Nordtirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, August.
Caterpillar larva of Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena cassandra) on foodplant (Aristolochia rotundifolia) Italy, May.  meetyourneighbours.net project
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Caterpillar larva of Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena cassandra) on foodplant (Aristolochia rotundifolia) Italy, May. meetyourneighbours.net project
Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers resting on leaves of Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Greece, August 2011
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers resting on leaves of Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Greece, August 2011
Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers resting on trunk of Sweetgum tree (Liquidambar orientalis) in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Greece, August 2011
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers resting on trunk of Sweetgum tree (Liquidambar orientalis) in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Greece, August 2011
Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers resting on the trunk of Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) some with wings open in flight, in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Gree...
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers resting on the trunk of Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) some with wings open in flight, in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Gree...
Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers flying to and resting on Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Greece, August 2011
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers flying to and resting on Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Greece, August 2011
Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers resting on Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Greece, August 2011
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers resting on Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Greece, August 2011
Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers resting on leaves of Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Greece, August 2011
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers resting on leaves of Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Greece, August 2011
Common buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia) North Guilford, Connecticut, USA, August
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LYNN M. STONE / Common buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia) North Guilford, Connecticut, USA, August
Common buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia) feeding on Ironweed (Vernonia altissima) flower, North Guilford, Connecticut, USA, August
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LYNN M. STONE / Common buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia) feeding on Ironweed (Vernonia altissima) flower, North Guilford, Connecticut, USA, August
Composite image of flying insects visiting blacklight, Texas, USA, September
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John Abbott / Composite image of flying insects visiting blacklight, Texas, USA, September
Cairns birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera priamus) male on fern leaf and Blue Mountain Swallowtail butterfly in flight, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia, October
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Konrad Wothe / Cairns birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera priamus) male on fern leaf and Blue Mountain Swallowtail butterfly in flight, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia, October
Fritillary butterfly (Melitaea sp.)  either Heath or False Heath  at rest on a grass stem. Estonia, Europe, June.
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Sven Zacek / Fritillary butterfly (Melitaea sp.) either Heath or False Heath at rest on a grass stem. Estonia, Europe, June.
Small Skipper Butterfly (Thymelicus sylvestris) feeding on flowers. Estonia, Europe, June.
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Sven Zacek / Small Skipper Butterfly (Thymelicus sylvestris) feeding on flowers. Estonia, Europe, June.
Tropical Butterfly (Adepha) on a leaf with wings spread. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.
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Konrad Wothe / Tropical Butterfly (Adepha) on a leaf with wings spread. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.
Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) resting on thistle in front of machinery for Wetland habitat creation for the RSPB by Breheny Civil Engineers at Bowers Marsh RSPB Reserve, RSPB Greater T...
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) resting on thistle in front of machinery for Wetland habitat creation for the RSPB by Breheny Civil Engineers at Bowers Marsh RSPB Reserve, RSPB Greater T...
Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebejus argus), New Forest, Hampshire, England, UK, July
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebejus argus), New Forest, Hampshire, England, UK, July
Ringlet butterfly (Aphantopus hyperanthus) with wings closed, Somerset Levels, UK, July
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Ringlet butterfly (Aphantopus hyperanthus) with wings closed, Somerset Levels, UK, July
Common Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) resting on Meadow Clary (Salvia pratensis) flowers, on a white background. Nordtirol, Tirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, 1700 metres altitude, July.
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Alex Hyde / Common Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) resting on Meadow Clary (Salvia pratensis) flowers, on a white background. Nordtirol, Tirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, 1700 metres altitude, July.
Common Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) resting on Meadow Clary (Salvia pratensis) flowers, on a white background. Nordtirol, Tirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, 1700 metres altitude, July.
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Alex Hyde / Common Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) resting on Meadow Clary (Salvia pratensis) flowers, on a white background. Nordtirol, Tirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, 1700 metres altitude, July.
Common Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon) resting on Viper's Bugloss / Blueweed (Echium vulgare) in alpine meadow. Nordtirol, Tirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, 1700 metres altitude, July.
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Alex Hyde / Common Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon) resting on Viper's Bugloss / Blueweed (Echium vulgare) in alpine meadow. Nordtirol, Tirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, 1700 metres altitude, July.
Common Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon) resting on Viper's Bugloss / Blueweed (Echium vulgare) in alpine meadow. Nordtirol, Tirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, 1700 metres altitude, July.
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Alex Hyde / Common Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon) resting on Viper's Bugloss / Blueweed (Echium vulgare) in alpine meadow. Nordtirol, Tirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, 1700 metres altitude, July.
Marbled White Butterfly (Melanagria galathea) resting on Small Scabious (Scabiosa colombaria) flower, Badbury Rings, Dorset, UK, July. Did you know? The marbled white is actually a strikingly coloured...
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Marbled White Butterfly (Melanagria galathea) resting on Small Scabious (Scabiosa colombaria) flower, Badbury Rings, Dorset, UK, July. Did you know? The marbled white is actually a strikingly coloured...
Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebeius argus) well-worn male at rest on Bell heather (Erica cinerea) Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, July
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebeius argus) well-worn male at rest on Bell heather (Erica cinerea) Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, July
Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebeius argus) male at rest on Bell heather (Erica cinerea) Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, July
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebeius argus) male at rest on Bell heather (Erica cinerea) Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, July
Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebeius argus) at rest on plant, Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate.
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebeius argus) at rest on plant, Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Small copper butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas) on Bell heather (Erica cinerea), Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, July
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Small copper butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas) on Bell heather (Erica cinerea), Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, July
Small skipper butterfly (Thymelicus sylvestris) resting on Ribbed meliot (Meliotus officinalis), Powerstock Common DWT reserve, Dorset, UK, June
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Small skipper butterfly (Thymelicus sylvestris) resting on Ribbed meliot (Meliotus officinalis), Powerstock Common DWT reserve, Dorset, UK, June
Marbled white butterfly (Melanagria galathea) resting on grass with spider's web at dawn, Powerstock Common DWT reserve, Dorset, UK, July
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Marbled white butterfly (Melanagria galathea) resting on grass with spider's web at dawn, Powerstock Common DWT reserve, Dorset, UK, July
Two Marbled white butterflies (Melanagria galathea) resting on Meadow vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis), Powerstock Common DWT reserve, Dorset, UK, July
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Two Marbled white butterflies (Melanagria galathea) resting on Meadow vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis), Powerstock Common DWT reserve, Dorset, UK, July
Marbled White butterfly (Melanagria galathea) resting on Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) flower, Badbury Rings, Dorset, UK, July
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Marbled White butterfly (Melanagria galathea) resting on Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) flower, Badbury Rings, Dorset, UK, July
Six-spot burnet moth (Zygaena filipendulae) resting on Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) Kingcombe Meadows DWT reserve, Dorset, UK, May
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Six-spot burnet moth (Zygaena filipendulae) resting on Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) Kingcombe Meadows DWT reserve, Dorset, UK, May
Orange Tip butterfly {Anthocharis cardamines} male resting on Cuckooflower {Cardamine pratensis}, blue background, north Devon, UK, April. Did you know? Sadly butterflies are not as common as they onc...
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Orange Tip butterfly {Anthocharis cardamines} male resting on Cuckooflower {Cardamine pratensis}, blue background, north Devon, UK, April. Did you know? Sadly butterflies are not as common as they onc...
Orange Tip butterfly {Anthocharis cardamines} female resting on Cuckooflower {Cardamine pratensis}, north Devon, UK. April
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Orange Tip butterfly {Anthocharis cardamines} female resting on Cuckooflower {Cardamine pratensis}, north Devon, UK. April
Groupn of people at a  moth trapping event, organised by Devon Moth Group, at Hazelwood Farm, near Okehampton, Devon, UK. July 2011.
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Groupn of people at a moth trapping event, organised by Devon Moth Group, at Hazelwood Farm, near Okehampton, Devon, UK. July 2011.
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterflies (Battus philenor) pair mating close-up. Sinton, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend, Texas, USA, June.
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B&S Draker / Pipevine Swallowtail Butterflies (Battus philenor) pair mating close-up. Sinton, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend, Texas, USA, June.
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Battus philenor) pair mating. Sinton, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend, Texas, USA, June.
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B&S Draker / Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Battus philenor) pair mating. Sinton, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend, Texas, USA, June.
Marsh fritillary butterfly {Euphydrayas aurinia} on Spotted heath orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata), Dunsdon, near Holsworthy, Devon, UK. June
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Marsh fritillary butterfly {Euphydrayas aurinia} on Spotted heath orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata), Dunsdon, near Holsworthy, Devon, UK. June
Marsh fritillary butterfly {Euphydrayas aurinia} backlit on plant stem, Dunsdon, near Holsworthy, Devon, UK. June. Did you know? Marsh fritillary butterflies lay 350 eggs in one batch.
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Marsh fritillary butterfly {Euphydrayas aurinia} backlit on plant stem, Dunsdon, near Holsworthy, Devon, UK. June. Did you know? Marsh fritillary butterflies lay 350 eggs in one batch.
Ringlet butterfly {Aphantopus hyperantus} resting on yellow rattle flowers, Denmark Farm, Lampeter, Wales, UK. June
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Ringlet butterfly {Aphantopus hyperantus} resting on yellow rattle flowers, Denmark Farm, Lampeter, Wales, UK. June
Black Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio polyxenes), female on Cowpen Daisy / Golden Crownbeard (Verbesina encelioides). Laredo, Webb County, Texas, USA, April.
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Rolf Nussbaumer / Black Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio polyxenes), female on Cowpen Daisy / Golden Crownbeard (Verbesina encelioides). Laredo, Webb County, Texas, USA, April.
Marbled White Butterfly (Melanargia galathea) resting on grass stem, Devon, UK July. Winner of Seasons category of the BWPA 2011 competition
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Ross Hoddinott / Marbled White Butterfly (Melanargia galathea) resting on grass stem, Devon, UK July. Winner of Seasons category of the BWPA 2011 competition
Edwards Atlas Moth (Attacus edwardsii) defensive display. Bhutan, June.
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Sandesh Kadur / Edwards Atlas Moth (Attacus edwardsii) defensive display. Bhutan, June.
Caterpillar larva of Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica) on Couch grass, Sussex, UK, July
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Simon Colmer / Caterpillar larva of Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica) on Couch grass, Sussex, UK, July
Nocturnal butterfly in rainforest, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia
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Jouan & Rius / Nocturnal butterfly in rainforest, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia
Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)warming up, Berlin, Germany, July
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Florian Möllers / Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)warming up, Berlin, Germany, July
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) resting on thistle head. Nordtirol, Austrian Alps.
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Alex Hyde / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) resting on thistle head. Nordtirol, Austrian Alps.
Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) and Small tortoiseshell butterflies (Aglais urticae) feeding on Buddleia flowers (Buddleia davidii), Derbyshire, UK, September.
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Alex Hyde / Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) and Small tortoiseshell butterflies (Aglais urticae) feeding on Buddleia flowers (Buddleia davidii), Derbyshire, UK, September.
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) on thistle head in alpine meadow. Nordtirol, Austrian Alps.
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Alex Hyde / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) on thistle head in alpine meadow. Nordtirol, Austrian Alps.