What's New

• Universal App now supports iPhone and iPad
• Now post your sightings Pictures as well as Notes to Facebook and Twitter
• Many Corrections and Updates
• New Design and layouts

• Various Bug fixes
• Resolves issue requesting permission to display home location
• Requires IOS 7.1 and above

App Description

Pocket Guide UK Butterflies is a guide to the Butterflies of the United Kingdom, Scotland and Wales, many will also apply to Ireland and Northern Europe too.

Contains over 100 separate Butterfly Records making the UK Butterflies guide ideal for helping identify butterflies when out for family walks, rambling, garden butterfly spotting or just lazy days out in the wild meadows or grasslands.

Main Scroll View can be optionally re-categorised by

• Family taxonomy
• Genus taxonomy
• Conservation status
• Colour
• Size
• Includes Current, Vagrant and Extinct entries

Search features to help identify Butterflies

• Unique Colour search using a Primary and/or Secondary Colour selection
• Text search
- nb. Wildcards are supported, can search your own custom notes.
• Picture gallery
- nb. Select image to open detail page.
• Family Group (called Shapes) search.

All Butterfly Entries

• Description
• Characteristics
• Primary/Secondary Colours
• Flight dates (multiple as necessary)
• Resizable high resolution image for each species
- nb. Select image to use the zoom image feature
• Male and Female shown separately
- nb. Only where significant differences could make identification difficult.
• Other info as necessary such as image attribution, link to image source.

Comprehensive content

• Specialised Glossary
• Website and Useful Reference list

Includes a new

• Places of Interest Map
- nb. This will be developed in future versions as more locations are identified and added.

Useful features

• Bookmark any entry to the Bookmark View
• Add Custom Notes to ANY entry
• Use the Counter feature to count sightings

Social features allow posting Notes and Images to your wall or feeds.

• Facebook
• Twitter

Other useful utilities are included to help when you are out rambling such as

• Flashlight
• Compass
• A Range and Height Finder.
• UK day and night weather prediction view for around the next 5 days.
- nb. use the map to set the location pin.
• Moon phases for the next 70 days.
- nb. Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
• Sunrise/Sunset, Moon Rise/Set and Twilight Start/Set.
- nb. set your location on the map and GMT offset as required.
• Places of Interest Map (Map Finder).

Installing the data

• CHECK DATABASE function to install or update data as necessary.

Contacting Us

We are happy to consider including new features and any Butterfly locations for the Places of Interest map in future releases.

Please contact us to discuss the app, ask support questions or make suggestions for improvements using any of the following.

• Website
• Webpage Contact Us Support Form
• In App Contact Us Support Email
• Support Email Address
• Support and News forums for each app

Contact details

[email protected]
• http://www.senet.co.uk
• http://www.senet.co.uk/index.php?menu=contact
• http://www.senet.co.uk/index.php?menu=forums

Advertising your Butterfly Facility or Business

• Please contact us to discuss if you would like to have your facility included on the Places of Interest Map, especially if your business or facility relates to Butterflies etc.
• Please contact the developers if you would like to consider producing a customised Pocket Guide specifically for your facility.


• This App DOES NOT require an internet connection for most features.
• We have not be able to obtain a picture yet for one of the butterfly entries and this will be added as soon as we are able.
• All images are saved to the applications library/plists folders for reuse as required by associated license agreement where stated, where no license is stated image reuse is not permitted please contact the developers to discuss.
• We cannot answer questions on the appstore, please contact us directly with any support questions or issues.
• Please let us know if we have missed any UK Butterfly entries so we can add them in later versions.
• This App does not cover non-native imported species.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 08, 2014 Initial release
  • July 20, 2014 New version 2.0.7
  • September 20, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • January 24, 2015 New version 2.4.1
  • January 24, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • January 24, 2015 New version 2.4.1
  • January 24, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • May 02, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • May 11, 2015 New version 2.4.2