Butterfly Atlases

A guide to Dorset butterfly populations over time

Distribution map for Adonis Blue

Map showing distribution of Adonis Blue butterfly, 2010-2014

Our Butterfly Atlases are vitally important because they show the location of species and, over time, measure distribution changes and the possible effects of climate change. This gives us the information we need to help various species in appropriate ways.

The species pages listed below give a major analysis of both long and short term data for Dorset's butterflies from 1970 to 2014. Details of previous atlases are listed on this page. See also:

Species list

Click on individual species to see the analysis: