Butterfly Gallery

The Premium Collection

Herewith a preview of some creative butterfly photographs taken from 2013 to 2017. In future  my aim will be to cut out the clutter as much as possible and acquire as many pictures as possible in this style. The following (in alphabetical order) are species with which I have succeeded so far. Continuous improvement is the name of the game.


European  Butterflies

A complete checklist follows of butterfly species I have observed and photographed in Britain and continental Europe since 2011, with topside and underwing views wherever possible. These are presented in classified order per Tolman and Lewington’s Collins Butterfly Guide.

Papilionidae – a family containing some large and colourful yellow and white butterflies

 
Pieridae – a family of mainly familiar white and yellow butterflies


 
Lycaenidae – a large family of small butterflies comprising Hairstreaks, Coppers and Blues

Blues  –  a large and fascinating group of subtly different species


 
Riodinidae and Danaidae – two families with single European representatives 


 
Nymphalidae – a large family of large and colourful butterflies, and the Fritillaries

 Fritillaries – a large and complex group of often similar species


 
Satyridae – an extensive family of butterflies mostly in shades of brown


 
Hesperidae – a family of small moth-like butterflies, the Skippers

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s