Big Butterfly Count: These are the butterflies and moths to look out for

The Big Butterfly Count starts today with 17 species of common butterfly and two day-flying moths on the checklist.

Take a look through the pictures below of which butterflies to look out for when doing your count – and find out more about the butterfly phenomenon to look out for this year.

Large white (Picture: Mark Searle)

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Small white (Picture: Ann Collier)
Green-veined white (Picture: Mark Searle)
Brimstone (Picture: Mark Searle)
Marbled white (Picture: Mark Searle)
Small copper (Picture: Mark Searle)
Gatekeeper (Picture: Mark Searle)
Meadow brown (Picture: Jaco Costerus)
Ringlet (Picture: Tim Melling)
Speckled wood (Picture: Bob Eade)
Comma (Picture: Mark Searle)
Painted lady (Picture: Mark Searle)
Small tortoiseshell (Picture: Mark Searle)
Red admiral (Picture: Mark Searle)
Peacock (Picture: Mark Searle)
Common blue (Picture: Mark Searle)
Holly blue (Picture: Dean Morley)
Silver Y moth (Picture: Rob Blanken)
Six-spot burnet moth (Picture: Ivan Lynas)
The full Big Butterfly Count ID chart