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 BUTTERFLIES

PAPILIONIDAE
Iphichilides podalirius – Scarce Swallowtail

This is a large, spectacular butterfly with a wingspan of 70-85 mm and a very characteristic floating or soaring mode of flight. The ground colour of the wings in the first generation of butterflies are a very pale yellow, while almost white in the second generation. There are six, parallel, black bands, tapering downwards, on both the upper and under front wings and the upper hindwings have two parallel black band and a blue, crescent shaped border in the lower marginal area. The hindwings terminate in long, tapering tails. Upper and under hindwings are similar but there is an orange spot with a blue centre on the upper side of each wing. Males and females are very similar, but the female is generally larger.
This is a common butterfly on Corfu that generally appears in April and fly, in at least two generations until October.
The Scares swallowtail mainly occurs in cultivated areas and in gardens. The eggs are laid on the leaves of trees from the genus Prunus, Blackthorn, Prunus spinosa, being the most common, but also on peach, apple and pear.

 

 

Papilio machaon – Swallowtail

 

Papilio alexanor – Southern Swallowtail

 

Zerynthia polyxena – Southern Feston

 

PIERIDAE
Anthocharis cardamines – Orange Tip

 

Anthocharis damone – Eastern Orange Tip

 

Colias crosea – Clouded Yellow

 

Euchloe ausonia – Eastern Dappled White

 

Gonepteryx rhamni – Brimstone

 

Gonepteryx cleopatra – Cleopatra

 

Leptidea sinapsi – Wood White

Pontia edusa – Bath White

Pieris (Artogeia) napi – Green-Veined White

 

LYCAENIDAE
Aricia agestis – Brown Argus

 

Cacyreus marshalli – Geranium Bronze (South African species)

 

Callophrys rubi – Green Hairstreak


Celastrina argiolus – Holly Blue

 

Cynandris (Polyommatus) semiargus – Mazarine Blue

 

Glaucopsyche alexis – Green-underside blue

 

Lampides boeticus – Long-Tailed Blue

 

Leptotes pirithous – Lang’s Short-Tailed Blue

 

Lycaena ottomana – Grecian Cooper

 

Lycaena phlaeas – Small Copper

 

Plebejus argus – Silver-Studded Blue

 

Polymmatus icarus – Common Blue

 

Pseudophilotes vicrama – Eastern Baton Blue

 

Satyrium ilicis – Ilex Hairstreak

 

NYMPHALIDAE
Argynnis paphia – Silver-washed fritillary

 

Charaxes jasius – Two-Tailed Pasha

 

Danaus chrysippus – Plain Tiger

 

Inachis io – Peacock Butterfly

 

Issoria lathonia – Queen of Spain Fritillary

 

Limenitis reducta – Southern white admiral

 

Melitaea cnixia – Glanville Fritillary

 

Melitaea didyma – Spotted Fritilary

 

Polygonum egea – Southern Comma

 

Vanessa atalanta – Red Admiral

 

Vanessa cardui – Painted Lady

 

SATYRIDAE (Now concidered to be a subfamily, Satyrinae, in Nymphalidae)
Coenonympha pamphilus – Small Heath

 

Hipparchia syriaca – Eastern Rock Grayling

 

Kanetisa (Brintesia) circe – Great Banded Grayling

 

Kirinia – roxelana – Lattice Brown

 

Lasiommata maera – Large Wall Brown

 

Lasiomata megera – Wall Brown

 

Manitola jurtina – Meadow Brown

 

Neohippachia statilinus (syn. Hipparchia statilinus) – Tree Grayling

 

Melanagria larissa – Balkan Marbled White

 

Pararge aegeria – Speckled wood

 

HESPERIIDAE
Carcharodus orientalis – Oriental Marbled Skipper

 

Carcharodus alceae – Mallow Skipper

 

Pyrgus malvae – Grizzled Skipper

 

Thymelicus sylvestris – Small Skipper

 

MOTHS

CRAMBIDAE
Pyrausta purpuralis

Spoladea recurvalis

 

 

ARCTIIDAE
Articia villica – Scarlet Tiger Moth

 

Dysauxes famula

 

GEOMETRIDAE
Chiasmia clathrata – Lattice Heath

 

 NOCTUIDAE
Acronicta psi – Grey Dagger

 

 SPHINGIDAE
Acherontia atropos – Death´s-Head Hawk Moth

 

 Daphnis nerii – Oleander Hawk Moth

 

Macroglossum stellatarum – Hummingbird Hawk Moth

 

ZYGAENIIDAE
Adscita statices – Green Forester

 

Zygaena carniolica – Eastern burnet

 

Zygaena ephialthes

 

Zygaena filipendulae – Six-Spot Burnet

 

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