A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Red Admiral
As ever with butterfly spotting the likelihood of finding a good diversity and number on the wing depends on the weather on the day, and the weather in preceeding weeks, months and years. There is plenty of protected wide open flower filled space on The Lizard, so given the right conditions numbers of some species should be good.

The most likely to be encountered are:

Large skipper

Large White

Small White

Green Veined White

Orange Tip

Small Copper

Silver Studded Blue

Common Blue

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Small Tortoiseshell

Peacock

Comma

Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary

Dark Green Fritillary

Silver-washed Fritillary

Marsh Fritillary

Speckled Wood

Wall

Grayling

Gatekeeper

Meadow Brown

Ringlet

Small Heath

 

Butterfly Conservation is quite active in Cornwall and details of species to be found and latest sightings can be found here

http://www.cornwall-butterfly-conservation.org.uk/butterflies.html

This is good too

http://incornwall.info/falmouth/falmouth-wildlife/falmouth-butterflies/