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Swallowtail - Papilionidae

Swallowtail
Papilionidae

 Whites - Pierinae

Whites
Pierinae

Skippers - Hesperiidae

Skippers
Hesperiidae

Browns - Nymphalidae

Browns
Nymphalidae

Blues - Lycaenidae

Blues
Lycaenidae

Blues Family group – Lycaenidae
Lycaenidae are a family group of butterflies, this family group is often broken down into more commonly used names (subfamilies), “Blues”, “Hairstreaks” and “Coppers”. In Britain these named groups consist of 18 species, 16 of which are resident butterflies, and 2 the “Short tailed” and “long tailed” Blues, being rare migrants from Europe.
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Adonis Blue
(Lysandra bellargus)

Brown Argus Butterfly (Aricia agestis) open wings in sunshine

Brown Argus
(Aricia agestis)

Chalkhill Blue Butterfly - Male wings open in sunshine

Chalkhill Blue
(Lysandra coridon)

Common Blue Butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) wings closed underside

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

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Duke of Burgundy
(Hamearis lucina)

Holly-Blue-Butterfly (Celastrina-argiolus) on Holly

Holly Blue
(Celastrina-argiolus)

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Large Blue
(Maculinea arion)

Northern Brown Argus

Northern Brown Argus
(Aricia artaxerxes)

Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebejus argus)

Silver-studded blue (Plebejus argus)

Small Blue Butterfly (Cupido minimus)

Small Blue
(Cupido minimus)

Black Hairstreak (Strymondia Pruni)

Black Hairstreak
(Strymondia Pruni)

Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae)

Brown Hairstreak
(Thecla betulae)

Green Hairstreak Butterfly (Callophrys rubi) resting on hawthorn shrub

Green Hairstreak
(Callophrys rubi)

Purple Hairstreak Butterfly - (Neozephyrus quercus) - © Urban Butterfly Garden 2010-2012

Purple Hairstreak
(Neozephyrus quercus)

White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album) on Marjoram

White-letter Hairstreak
(Satyrium w-album)

Small Copper Butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas) on yellow flower

Small Copper
(Lycaena phlaeas)

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Large Copper
(Lycaena dispar)

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