BUTTERFLIES

 

Butterflies are part of the class of Insects in the order Lepidoptera.

 

Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the true butterflies (superfamily Papilionoidea), the skippers (superfamily Hesperioidea) and the moth-butterflies (superfamily Hedyloidea). Butterfly fossils date to the mid Eocene epoch, 40–50 million years ago.

GATEKEEPER

(Pyronia tithonus)

 

 

LARGE SKIPPER

(Ochlodes sylvanus)

SMALL COPPER

(Lycaena phlaeas)

SMALL SKIPPER

(Thymelicus sylvestris)

ORANGE TIP

(Anthocharis cardamines)

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