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Thursday, 9 August 2007

A list of the butterflies of Lesvos

Southern Comma Polygomum egea, Lesvos May 2007
I've tried to find photos on the web of insects photographed on Lesvos. Mike Maunder's (Lesvos Walks) has a good selection but he has mis-identified several (which I've told him about!) so please ignore some of his labels!

Swallowtail Papilio machaon
Scarce Swallowtail Iphiclides podalirius
Eastern Festoon Zerny cerisyi
False Apollo Archon appollinus
Large White Pieris brassicae
Small White Pieris rapae
Southern Small White Artogeia mannii
Bath White Pontia daplidice
Eastern Bath White Pontia edusa
Small Bath White Pontia chloridice
Eastern Dappled White Euchloe ausonia
Eastern Wood White Leptidea duponcheli
Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus
Cleopatra Gonepteryx cleopatra
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus
Nettle-tree Butterfly Libythea celtis
Plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus
Southern White Admiral Limenitis reducta
Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros
Peacock Inachis io
Red Admiral Venessa atalanta
Painted Lady Cynthia cardui
Southern Comma Polygomum egea
Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia
Cardinal Argynnis pandora
Knapweed Fritillary Melitaea phoebe
Spotted Fritillary Melitaea didyma
Lesser Spotted Fritillary Melitaea trivia
Marbled White Melanargia galathea
Balkan Marbled White Melanargia larissa
Southern Grayling Hipparchia aristaeus
Eastern Rock Grayling Hipparchia alcyone
White-banded Grayling Pseudochazara anthelea
Common Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina
Lesvos Meadow Brown Maniola megala (Lesvos endemic)
Turkish Meadow Brown Maniola telmessia
Wall Brown Lasiommata megera
Large Wall Brown Lasiommata maera
Lattice Brown Kirinia roxelana
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas
Scarce Copper Lycaena virgauraea
Grecian Copper Lycaena ottomana
Lesser Fiery Copper Lycaena thersamon
Green-underside Blue Glaucopsyche alexis
Amanda's Blue Agrodiaetus amanda
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus
Brown Argus Aricia agestis
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris
Mediterranean Skipper Gegenes nostrodamus
Orbed Red-underwing Skipper Spialia orbifer
Oriental Marbled Skipper Carcharodus orientalis

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