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British Isles

This index includes all British resident breeding species and most migrants from Europe.

 
 
There are at least 18000 butterfly species in the world, and to illustrate and describe all of them is clearly beyond the scope of this or any other website.
 
Each of the sections below is ultimately intended to include about 200 species, representative of the butterfly fauna of the region.
 
 

Europe

This index includes a representative selection of the butterfly fauna of Britain, & Europe including Turkey.

Africa

This index includes a representative selection of species from

all over Africa, including Madagascar.

South America

This index includes a representative selection of species from Central and South America, and the Caribbean islands.

North America

This index includes a representative selection of species from the nearctic region which includes Mexico, USA and Canada.

Oriental region

This index includes a representative selection of species found in the Oriental region, ranging from India to Java.

Australian region

This index includes a representative selection of the fauna of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Melanesia.

 
 

 

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