Common Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon) resting on Viper's Bugloss / Blueweed (Echium vulgare) in alpine meadow. Nordtirol, Tirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, 1700 metres altitude, July.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Common Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon) resting on Viper's Bugloss / Blueweed (Echium vulgare) in alpine meadow. Nordtirol, Tirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, 1700 metres altitude, July.
Scarce bamboo page butterfly {Philaethria dido} in flight, from Venezualan cloudforest  -  Stephen  Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Scarce bamboo page butterfly {Philaethria dido} in flight, from Venezualan cloudforest
Cloud of Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) flying, overwintering colony, Michoacan, Mexico  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Cloud of Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) flying, overwintering colony, Michoacan, Mexico
Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) on Michaelmas daisy flowers. Dorset, UK, October 2012.  -  Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) on Michaelmas daisy flowers. Dorset, UK, October 2012.
Monarch butterfly {Danaus plexippus} flight sequence, multiflash image  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Monarch butterfly {Danaus plexippus} flight sequence, multiflash image
Marsh fritillary butterfly (Euphydryas aurinia) close-up of wing detail, Dunsdon, near Holsworthy, Devon, UK, June 2012.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Marsh fritillary butterfly (Euphydryas aurinia) close-up of wing detail, Dunsdon, near Holsworthy, Devon, UK, June 2012.
Small pearl bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene) portrait, Marsland Mouth, North Devon, UK. May.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Small pearl bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene) portrait, Marsland Mouth, North Devon, UK. May.
Blue morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides) Hacienda Baru, Costa Rica  -  Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Blue morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides) Hacienda Baru, Costa Rica
Northern Chequered Skipper butterfly (Carterocephalus silvicola) on flower, male, central Finland, June.  -  Jussi  Murtosaari
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Jussi Murtosaari / Northern Chequered Skipper butterfly (Carterocephalus silvicola) on flower, male, central Finland, June.
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) female in flight. Did you know? Monarch buttterflies migrate up to 2500 miles from Mexico to Canada.  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) female in flight. Did you know? Monarch buttterflies migrate up to 2500 miles from Mexico to Canada.
Clouded yellow butterfly {Colias crocea} in flight over thistle flowers, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Clouded yellow butterfly {Colias crocea} in flight over thistle flowers, UK
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) flying near cactus. Everglades, Florida, USA  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) flying near cactus. Everglades, Florida, USA
Red admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) on Buddleia flowers, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Red admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) on Buddleia flowers, UK
Brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni) on Bluebell flower, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni) on Bluebell flower, UK
Painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) on Buddleia flowers, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) on Buddleia flowers, UK
Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) male on Oxslip flower in spring, UK, Captive, March  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) male on Oxslip flower in spring, UK, Captive, March
Orange Tip Butterflies (Anthocharis cardamines) at rest on a background of purple flowers. Dorset, UK, April.  -  Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Orange Tip Butterflies (Anthocharis cardamines) at rest on a background of purple flowers. Dorset, UK, April.
Orange Tip butterfly {Anthocharis cardamines} female resting on Cuckooflower {Cardamine pratensis}, north Devon, UK. April  -  Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Orange Tip butterfly {Anthocharis cardamines} female resting on Cuckooflower {Cardamine pratensis}, north Devon, UK. April
RF- Orange Tip Butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) female resting on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis). North Devon, UK. April. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / RF- Orange Tip Butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) female resting on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis). North Devon, UK. April. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Tropical Butterfly (Adepha) on a leaf with wings spread. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.  -  Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Tropical Butterfly (Adepha) on a leaf with wings spread. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.
Cairns birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera priamus) male on fern leaf and Blue Mountain Swallowtail butterfly in flight, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia, October  -  Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Cairns birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera priamus) male on fern leaf and Blue Mountain Swallowtail butterfly in flight, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia, October
Common buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia) North Guilford, Connecticut, USA, August  -  Lynn M Stone
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Lynn M Stone / Common buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia) North Guilford, Connecticut, USA, August
Male Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) feeding on nectar of Goldenrod flowers, East coast, USA  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Male Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) feeding on nectar of Goldenrod flowers, East coast, USA
Two-tailed pasha butterfly (Charaxes jasius) butterfly recently emerged from chrysalis, emergence sequence 8/15, Umbria, Italy, August .  meetyourneighbours.net project  -  MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Two-tailed pasha butterfly (Charaxes jasius) butterfly recently emerged from chrysalis, emergence sequence 8/15, Umbria, Italy, August . meetyourneighbours.net project
Caterpillar larva of Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena cassandra) on foodplant (Aristolochia rotundifolia) Italy, May.  meetyourneighbours.net project  -  MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Caterpillar larva of Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena cassandra) on foodplant (Aristolochia rotundifolia) Italy, May. meetyourneighbours.net project
Large blue butterfly (Maculinea arion) on a Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea) flower, Collard Hill, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011. Did you know? The large blue's life cycle is dependent on the...  -  Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Large blue butterfly (Maculinea arion) on a Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea) flower, Collard Hill, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011. Did you know? The large blue's life cycle is dependent on the...
Cramers eighty-eight butterfly (Diaethria clymena) resting with wings folded, Brazil.  -  Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Cramers eighty-eight butterfly (Diaethria clymena) resting with wings folded, Brazil.
Caterpillar of Purple Emperor Butterfly (Apatura iris) camouflaged, leaf mimicry. Captive, UK.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Caterpillar of Purple Emperor Butterfly (Apatura iris) camouflaged, leaf mimicry. Captive, UK.
Purple Emperor Butterfly (Apatura iris) male on English Oak (Quercus robur) leaf basking with wings open. Captive, UK  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Purple Emperor Butterfly (Apatura iris) male on English Oak (Quercus robur) leaf basking with wings open. Captive, UK
Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon britannicus) feeding on hawkbit flower. Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk, June.Did you know? Swallowtail butterflies are the largest species of butterfly in the UK - with...  -  Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon britannicus) feeding on hawkbit flower. Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk, June.Did you know? Swallowtail butterflies are the largest species of butterfly in the UK - with...
Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebejus argus) pair mating, resting on a Pyrimidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) flower, Gwithian Towans, Cornwall, UK, July.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebejus argus) pair mating, resting on a Pyrimidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) flower, Gwithian Towans, Cornwall, UK, July.
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) hibernating, Mariposa Monarca Special Biosphere Reserve, central Mexico, January.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) hibernating, Mariposa Monarca Special Biosphere Reserve, central Mexico, January.
Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) on nettle leaves  -  Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) on nettle leaves
Marbled White butterfly (Melanargia galathea) at rest, Dunsdon Nature Reserve, Devon, UK. July.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Marbled White butterfly (Melanargia galathea) at rest, Dunsdon Nature Reserve, Devon, UK. July.
Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) caterpillar about to enter pupal stage. Sequence 1 of 9. Costa Rica.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) caterpillar about to enter pupal stage. Sequence 1 of 9. Costa Rica.
Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) end of pupal stage with chrysalis opening. Sequence 5 of 9. Costa Rica.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) end of pupal stage with chrysalis opening. Sequence 5 of 9. Costa Rica.
Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) with wings open showing irridescent blue. Costa Rica.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) with wings open showing irridescent blue. Costa Rica.
Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) butterfly after emerging from crysalis with wings now fully extended. Sequence 9 of 9. Costa Rica.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) butterfly after emerging from crysalis with wings now fully extended. Sequence 9 of 9. Costa Rica.
White morpho (Morpho polythemus) in flight~controlled condtiions, from South American Rainforest  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / White morpho (Morpho polythemus) in flight~controlled condtiions, from South American Rainforest
Tree Nymph butterfly (Idea leuconoe) captive in butterfly house, native to South East Asia  -  Adrian Davies
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Adrian Davies / Tree Nymph butterfly (Idea leuconoe) captive in butterfly house, native to South East Asia
Morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides) in flight, controlled conditions.  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides) in flight, controlled conditions.
Common Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) caterpillar on fennel in garden, Orvieot, Italy, June  -  Paul Harcourt Davies
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Paul Harcourt Davies / Common Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) caterpillar on fennel in garden, Orvieot, Italy, June
Apollo butterfly  (Parnasius apollo) feeding on flower, Mount Terminillo, Rieti, Lazio, Italy, July 2011  -  Paul Harcourt Davies,Paul  Harcourt Davies
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Paul Harcourt Davies,Paul Harcourt Davies / Apollo butterfly (Parnasius apollo) feeding on flower, Mount Terminillo, Rieti, Lazio, Italy, July 2011
Common Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) backlit, Podere Montecucco, Orvieto, Umbria, Italy, September  -  Paul Harcourt Davies
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Paul Harcourt Davies / Common Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) backlit, Podere Montecucco, Orvieto, Umbria, Italy, September
Swallowtail butterfly (Papilo machaon) close-up of wings. Orvieto, Italy, March  -  Paul Harcourt Davies
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Paul Harcourt Davies / Swallowtail butterfly (Papilo machaon) close-up of wings. Orvieto, Italy, March
Common Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) in garden, Orvieto, Italy. October. Meetyourneighbours.net project  -  MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Common Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) in garden, Orvieto, Italy. October. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) emerging from chrysalis, Switzerland  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) emerging from chrysalis, Switzerland
Nymphalid Butterfly (Anaea nessus) male, at 1600m altitude, Manu National Park, Peru  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Nymphalid Butterfly (Anaea nessus) male, at 1600m altitude, Manu National Park, Peru
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