Saturday, 20 August 2011

Butterflies: Catalunya 7th-19th August 2011


With 2011's holiday to Spain being mainly a butterfly holiday, I really enjoyed my trip seeing a huge number of new species for me with a total of 42 species seen, at least!
I'm still getting a few species identified, but please comment on any of my already identified photos below.
worn Panoptes Blue
Swallowtail
Tree Grayling
Scarce Swallowtail
Scarce Swallotail
very illusive Long-tailed Blue
Red-underwing Skipper
Bath White
Cleopatra
Swallowtail
Spotted Fritillary
Silver-studded Blue
Lang's Short-tailed Blue
Clouded Yellow
Cardinal
Southern White Admiral
Spotted Fritillary
Geranium Bronze
Striped Grayling
Brown Argus
Geranium Bronze
Common Blue

Species seen:
Scarce Swallowtail, Swallowtail, Small White, Large White, Green-veined White, Bath White, Clouded Yellow, Wood White, Comma, Southern White Admiral, Red Admiral, Peacock, Cardinal, Spotted Fritillary, Lesser Spotted Fritillary, Marbled White, Grayling, Tree Grayling, Striped Grayling Giant Banded Grayling, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Spanish Gatekeeper, Large Wall Brown, Wall Brown, (Southern) Speckled Wood, Small Copper, Long-tailed Blue, Lang's Short-tailed Blue, Panoptes Blue, Silver-studded Blue, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Adonis Blue, Panoptes Blue, Brown Argus, Red-underwing Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Mallow Skipper, Large Skipper
Can anyone help with the ID of this Fritillary sp seen at the Millau Viaduct, France?

4 comments:

Kane Brides said...

Nice photos there!

Michael Foley said...

Zac, could this be a well-marked female Spotted Fritillary of the western Med area race/f.occidentalis? You've got a nice series of photos there. Mike.

Zac Hinchcliffe said...

Hi Mike, I was beginning to lean towards Spotted Fritillary as I know there is a certain amount of variation in this species.

thanks
Zac

Conor John said...

Love the scarce Swallowtail!