Butterflies of the Sierra de las Nieves

This is a fantastic place to see a wide variety of species of butterflies in good numbers. The list below is from a particular day, when we were enjoying a general outing not specifically targeting butterflies, so we could easily have missed any that were not on our route, around in small numbers or that sneaked past as we were looking at birds or other insects.

9th JUNE 2009 – BUTTERFLY LIST FOR THE DAY
Papilionidae
Scarce Swallowtail Iphiclides podalirius
Pieridae  
Black-veined White Aporia crataegi
Small White Artogeia rapae
Bath White Pontia daplidice
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni
Cleopatra Gonepteryxcleopatra
Clouded Yellow Colia crocea
Lycaenidae  
Blue-spot Hairstreak Satyrium spini
False Ilex Hairstreak Satyrium esculi
Small Copper Lycaena phleas
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus
Brown Argus Aricia agestis
 
Nymphalidae  
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
Cardinal Fritillary Argynnis pandora
Queen of Spain Fritillay Issoria lathonia
Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia
 
Satyridae  
Marbled White Melanargia lachesis
Grayling Hipparchia semele
Great Banded Grayling Kanetisa circe
 
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina
Spanish Gatekeeper Pyronia bathsheba
 
Hesperiidae  
Mallow Skipper Carcharodus alceae
Sage Skipper Muschampia proto
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris
 
 
 
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