The greater the variety of plants and flowers in a hedge then the greater the number of types of butterfly you are likely to find. Many butterflies need specific plants or flowers to breed and feed. Also many butterflies in Ireland are visitors, migrating from other countries in the warmer weather.
Butterflies are grouped in families that reflect their colour!
Below you will find an alphabetical
list, by family, of many of the butterflies that you might commonly find in
Very common and widespread.
Very common and widespread. Similar to Large White in appearance.