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!

Created by: David McCormick of David McCormick
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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?
  2. Which butterfly found in the UK and Europe was know as The Silver Pale, Jagged and Small Commas, before its name changed?
  3. Which butterfly found in the UK and Europe was called the Thistle Butterfly before its name changed?
  4. Which Butterfly in UK and Europe was know as the Wood Blue before its name changed?
  5. Which Butterfly in the UK and Europe before its name changed was known as the Large Garden White?
  6. Which butterfly in UK and Europe was known as the Great Argus before its name changed?
  7. In the UK, which one of these butterflies is known as the Scarce Tortoiseshell?
  8. Which butterfly that is found in UK and Europe gave the name "Butterfly" to the group of flying insects?
  9. In the USA there is a butterfly known as the European Skipper. What is its European name?
  10. Which butterfly in the UK and Europe was known as the Clifden Blue before its name changed?
  11. Which butterfly is referred to as the "Mourning Cloak" in the USA?
  12. Which of these butterflies was known as far back as the late 1200s?
  13. Which of the these female butterflies found in the UK and Europe was given the name Golden Heath Eye?
  14. Which UK and European butterfly is known sometimes as a fritillary, but is not related to one?
  15. Which species of butterfly was seperated from another species in 1947?
  16. Which butterfly found in the UK and Europe was known as the small meadow brown before its name changed?

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