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. 

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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