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Butterflies in the Arboretum

The Arboretum in Hørsholm is not only a collection of remarkable trees, but is also a home for many other organisms. Here we present pictures of the 16 butterfly species so far recorded in the collection.

The variety of sites and woody plant species at the arboretum, from open thistle patches to woodland glades results in many habitats for these creatures.  Some of our plants are well visited by butterflies when in flower, such as Aesculus californica, Aesculus parviflora, and especially Buddleja fallowiana.     

Inachis io - Peacock
Inachis io - Peacock
Polygonia c-album - Comma
Polygonia c-album - Comma
Aglais urticae - Small tortiseshell
Aglais urticae - Small tortiseshell
Gonepteryx rhamni - Brimstone
Gonepteryx rhamni - Brimstone
Thymelicus lineola - Essex Skipper
Thymelicus lineola - Essex Skipper
Pieris rapae - Small White
Pieris rapae - Small White
Pieris brassicae - Large White
Pieris brassicae - Large White
Anthocharis cardamines - Orange Tip
Anthocharis cardamines - Orange Tip
Araschnia levana - Map butterfly (spring generation)
Araschnia levana - Map butterfly
 (spring generation)
Araschnia levana - Map butterfly (summer generation)
Araschnia levana - Map butterfly
 (summer generation)
Pararge aegeria - Speckled Wood
Pararge aegeria - Speckled Wood
Aphantopus hyperantus - Ringlet
Aphantopus hyperantus - Ringlet
Maniola jurtina - Meadow brown
Maniola jurtina - Meadow brown
Vanessa atalanta - Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta - Red Admiral
Cynthia cardui - Painted Lady
Cynthia cardui - Painted Lady
Lycaena phlaeas - Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas - Small Copper
Polyommatus icarus - Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus - Common Blue