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The butterflies spotted in your back garden and beyond

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image copyrightSue Bargh
image captionSue Bargh spotted this small white on a verbena that she grew to six feet (1.8m) tall in Chester

If you're keen on pictures of butterflies, you're in luck.

Sir David Attenborough has said spending time with nature offers "precious breathing space" from modern life, and he's urged the public to join the world's biggest butterfly count.

To mark the occasion, people have got in touch with the best butterflies they have spotted in gardens, meadows and nature reserves across the UK.

image copyrightGina Baker
image captionGina Baker saw this red admiral in her Hampshire garden during the recent heatwave
image copyrightSue Mercer
image captionSue Mercer spotted these spectacular white-letter hairstreaks at Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston
image copyrightSue Mercer
image captionSue also spotted this spectacular Painted lady in her Preston garden
image copyrightAnna McCartin
image captionPainted ladies were seen across the UK, with Anna McCartin sharing this snap from Worcestershire
image copyrightSue Hendrie
image captionSue Hendrie spotted this common blue at Wallingford Castle Meadows in Oxford

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