Nymphalids - Neptis, Nymphalis, Aglais & Inachis


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Black with several white bands

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Black with one white band

Upperside is dark brown with a cream border.


Neptis sappho

Common Glider

Neptis rivularis

Hungarian Glider

Nymphalis antiopa

Camberwell Beauty

Inachis io

Peacock Butterfly

Widespread, not UK

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as polychloros with yellowish legs.

Eastern Europe.

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Upperside hindwing with white costal mark. A darker marked version of polychloros.

Eastern Europe.


Nymphalis polychloros

Large Tortoiseshell

Nymphalis xanthomelas

Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell

Nymphalis vau-album

False Comma

Aglais urticae

Small Tortoiseshell




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