Butterflies

Page in progress  BUTTERFLIES PAPILIONIDAE Iphichilides podalirius - Scarce swallowtail   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   Leptidea sinapsi - Wood white

The Leptidea species  in Europe can be quite difficult to identify in the field. Two species are so far reported from Corfu, the Wood white, Leptidea sinapis, and the Eastern wood white, L. duponcheli, . The spring generation of these two species can be distinguish from each other by the solid green hindwing with a white rectangle extending from its base in the Eastern wood white. Later generations are more difficult to distinguish from generations of other late flying Leptidea species but the Eastern wood white often retains a small white  triangle close to the base of the hindwing. Furthermore, the antennal club in the Eastern wood white should be completely black and  lack any pale or white areas. To complicate matters even more recent studies have shown that the Wood white L. sinapis is not one but several species that only can be distinguished from each other by studying characters in their genitalia or by conducting DNA-studies.

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 -   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 -   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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