Butterfly Names

There in the world, are many butterfly species. Some have unusual names, some have names that describe what they look like. But many had names before they were known as they are today.

Do you think you know the history of butterfy names? In this quiz, there is 16 questions to test your knowladge on butterflies! Good luck and in a few minutes, you could be on your way to knowing just how much you know!

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1. Which butterfly before its name was changed was known as either the Brown and Eyes or The Brown Seven Eyes?
Ringlet
Large Heath
Meadow Brown
Speckled Wood
Monarch
2. Which butterfly found in the UK and Europe was know as The Silver Pale, Jagged and Small Commas, before its name changed?
Small Tortoiseshell
Nettle Tree Butterfly
Painted Lady
Comma
Large Tortoiseshell
3. Which butterfly found in the UK and Europe was called the Thistle Butterfly before its name changed?
Red Admiral
Peacock
Painted lady
Comma
Small Tortoiseshell
4. Which Butterfly in UK and Europe was know as the Wood Blue before its name changed?
Blue Argus
Holly Blue
Mazarine Blue
Common Blue
Brown Argus
5. Which Butterfly in the UK and Europe before its name changed was known as the Large Garden White?
Small White
Large White
Green-Veined White
Dappled White
Bath White
Orange-Tip (Female)
6. Which butterfly in UK and Europe was known as the Great Argus before its name changed?
Grayling
Meadow Brown
Large Heath
Small Heath
Woodland Brown
The Dryad
7. In the UK, which one of these butterflies is known as the Scarce Tortoiseshell?
Large Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell
Comma
Yellow-Legged Tortoiseshell
False Comma
8. Which butterfly that is found in UK and Europe gave the name "Butterfly" to the group of flying insects?
Cleopatra
Brimstone
Clouded Yellow
Monarch
Small White
Peacock
9. In the USA there is a butterfly known as the European Skipper. What is its European name?
Small Skipper
Silver Spotted Skipper
Essex Skipper
Dingy Skipper
Large Skipper
10. Which butterfly in the UK and Europe was known as the Clifden Blue before its name changed?
Common Blue
Blue Argus
Large Blue
Small Blue
Chalk Hill Blue
Adonis Blue
11. Which butterfly is referred to as the "Mourning Cloak" in the USA?
Peacock
White Admiral
Red Admiral
Comma
Camberwell Beauty
12. Which of these butterflies was known as far back as the late 1200s?
Comma
Green-Veined White
Cleopatra
Brimstone
Painted Lady
Monarch
13. Which of the these female butterflies found in the UK and Europe was given the name Golden Heath Eye?
Small Heath
Small Copper
Large Copper
Meadow Brown
Chestnut Heath
Speckled Wood
14. Which UK and European butterfly is known sometimes as a fritillary, but is not related to one?
Grizzled Skipper
Marbled White
Comma
Duke of Burgundy
Small Tortoiseshell
15. Which species of butterfly was seperated from another species in 1947?
Large Heath
Bergers Clouded Yellow
Northern Brown Argus
Clouded Apollo
Small Mountain Ringlet
16. Which butterfly found in the UK and Europe was known as the small meadow brown before its name changed?
Small Heath
Large Heath
Gatekeeper
Speckled Wood
Brown Argus

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