Butterflies belong to the order Lepidoptera and there are over 50 species of Butterfly in the UK.
There are more than 2400 species of Moths that have been recorded in the UK.
Most of the Butterfly and Moth photographs seen here have been taken at my local patch, Mesingham nature reserve near Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire.
Messingham reserve managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is an excellent place for butterflies. Brown Argus, Small Heath and Small Copper being fairly common as well as many other species.
© Lincsbirder wildlife photography