Butterfly ID quiz
Have a go at the quiz below. You can use online resources such as the Butterfly Conservation website and ID guides - this isn't a closed-book test! In real life, you will have your ID guides with you, so don't feel like you need to remember everything all the time. I will get back to you soon with all the correct answers.
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What are the names of the four white species of butterfly found in Scotland?
4 points
Of the four white species of butterfly found here, which one has only a SINGLE brood per year?
1 point
What species is shown in the photo? Give one distinctive feature of that species.
2 points
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What species is shown in the photo below? Can you tell if it's a male or female?
2 points
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What is the name of the butterfly in the photo? Name one feature you can use to identify it.
2 points
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Of the white species, which TWO are most likely to be found in gardens and allotments? Why?
3 points
Which types of plants do the Brown butterflies always lay their eggs on?
1 point
What is the name of the species below? Does it prefer long or short grassy habitats?
2 points
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The photo below shows the Small Heath Butterfly. What colour does it appear as it flies? (i.e. what colour are the upperwings?)
1 point
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What species is shown below? What habitat might you find it in?
2 points
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What is the name of the most widespread blue butterfly in Scotland?
1 point
Which butterfly lays its eggs on holly or ivy?
1 point
What is the name of the UK's only green butterfly? Where might you find it?
2 points
What butterfly is shown in the photo below?
1 point
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There are three different butterfly species shown in the photo here. Going from the top of the photo to the bottom, list the species in the foreground.
3 points
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Of the species in the previous question, which two are mostly migratory in Scotland?
2 points
What species is shown in the photo below? What is a distinctive feature of that species?
2 points
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Why do some of the colourful garden butterfly species have dark undersides of the wings?
1 point
What species is the butterfly below? And what sex? If you can't tell the species, can you suggest what group of butterflies it belongs in?
3 points
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