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Nymphalidae – The aristocrats, fritillaries and browns

This family is a large group that contains some of the best-known species of butterfly in the UK, including admirals, emperors and fritillaries. The group has grown even further with the inclusion of the browns, which were previously thought to be their own separate family.

Peacock butterfly

Pictured: peacock / Aglais io

Learn more about this large variety of species and how many have fared quite differently over the last 200 years by clicking on the individual species on the left hand menu.