The Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire branch is one of the regional branches of Butterfly Conservation in the UK. We raise awareness about the threats to our butterflies, moths and their habitats and provide advice and practical help on how to protect them in this region.

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Number of species seen this year: 37

(Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Comma, Small White, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Green-veined White, Holly Blue, Large White, Green Hairstreak, Common Blue, Painted Lady, Small Copper, Wood White, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Duke of Burgundy, Brown Argus, Small Heath, Large Skipper, Small Blue, Meadow Brown, Clouded Yellow, Swallowtail, Black Hairstreak, Dark Green Fritillary, Ringlet, Small Skipper, Marbled White, Silver-washed Fritillary, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Purple Emperor, Essex Skipper, Chalkhill Blue)

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What you can see this time of year

Last updated : 19th September 2020

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