Photo guide: autumn butterflies

Many British butterflies are still on the wing in September and October - here are six common species to look out for. 

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Small tortoiseshell

1. Small tortoiseshell: gardens and other habitats throughout the UK. © Gabriel Florea

 

2. Comma: gardens and other habitats in England and Wales. © Susan Huckle

 

 

3. Peacock: widespread all over the UK. © Gabriel Florea

 

 

4. Large white: widespread all over the UK. © Marjan Cermelj

 

 

5. Small copper: open habitats all over the UK (except northern upland areas). © Junie

 

 

6. Speckled wood: woodland, gardens, lanes throughout England (except far north), Wales and northern Scotland. © Dave Jones

 

 

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