Welcome to dispar

dispar is a spin-off from the highly acclaimed UK Butterflies website and brings you a variety of Lepidoptera-related articles. We are open to submissions from any enthusiast wanting to share their experiences and observations, so please take a look at the submission guidelines and we look forward to hearing from you.


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Notes and Views

We're particularly keen to ensure that observations made by the ever-growing population of Lepidoptera enthusiasts are not overlooked. At regular intervals we publish a summary of "Notes and Views" from our contributors. These are relatively-concise when compared with more-extensive articles.

Immature Stages and More

Contributions may include any branch of Lepidoptera and not just adult butterflies and moths, such as immature stages, behaviour, parasites, ecology, conservation, habitat and the like.

Photos and Videos

One of the advantages of an online resource over a printed work is that dispar is able to publish any number of photos and also videos. Videos are particularly useful in showing behaviour, such as the fascinating courtship ritual of a Wood White or the courtship flight of the Silver-washed Fritillary.

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UKB TV - Episode 2: The White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album)

Reviews of: A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies and Dragonflies of Sri Lanka, and A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of India

UKB TV - Episode 1: The High Brown Fritillary (Argynnis adippe)

Abstract: This is the second in a series of episodes produced for UK Butterflies TV, each looking at the autecology of the different species of butterflies found within the British Isles. The series also aims to interview those individuals who have made significant contributions to the conservation of each British butterfly species, in an attempt to capture, for posterity, their stories told in their own words.

Dr. Dan Danahar
27 March 2017
Guy Padfield
11 January 2017
Abstract: This is the first in a series of episodes produced for UK Butterflies TV, each looking at the autecology of the different species of butterflies found within the British Isles. The series also aims to interview those individuals who have made significant contributions to the conservation of each British butterfly species, in an attempt to capture, for posterity, their stories told in their own words.

Dr. Dan Danahar
01 January 2017