Vestlig Guirlandesommerfugl, Zerynthia rumina. Aragon Candasnos, Spain d. 24 march 2013. Photographer; Martin Bjerg

Butterflies from Afrotropical

first update d. 5 October - 2014

last update  d. 25 February - 2023

Atlas Mountains in western North Africa and Tropical Africa

Butterflies - Rhopalocera

Swallowtail - Papilionidae

Common Swordtail Graphium policenes (Africa)
Southern Scarce Swallowtail Iphiclides feisthamelii (Europe)
Giant African Swallowtail Papilio antimachus (Africa)
Swallowtail Papilio machaon (DK/im - N - S - FIN)
Green-banded Swallowtail Papilio nireus (Africa)
Spanish Festoon Zerynthia rumina (Europe)

Skippers - Hesperiidae -

Olive Haired Swift Borbo borbonica (Africa)
African Marbled Skipper Gomalia elma (Africa)

Whites - Pieridae

Moroccan Orange Tip Anthocharis belia (Europe)
Pioneer White Belenois aurota (Africa)
Calypso Caper White Belenois calypso (Africa)
Forest Caper White Belenois theora (Africa)
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus (DK im - N im - S im - FIN im)
Berger's Clouded Yellow Colias alfacariensis (Europe)
Desert Orange Tip Colotis evagore (Africa)
Yellow Splendour Colotis protomedia (Africa)
Creamy Small White Dixeia orbana (Africa)
Spanish Greenish Black-tip Euchloe (Elphinstonia) bazae (Europe)
Eastern Dappled White Euchloe (Euchloe) ausonia (Europe)
Green-Striped White Euchloe (Euchloe) belemia (Europe)
Western Dappled White Euchloe (Euchloe) crameri (Europe)
Cleopatra Gonepteryx cleopatra (Europe)
Western Bath White Pontia daplidice (Europe)
Large White Pieris brassicae (DK - N - S - FIN)
Small White Pieris rapae (DK - N - S - FIN)
Spanish Sooty Orange Tip Zegris meridionalis (Europe)

Blue - Lycaenidae

Geranium Bronze Cacyreus marshalli (DK - S import) (Africa)
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Canary Blue Cyclyrius webbianus (Africa)
Long-Tailed Blue Lampides boeticus (DK - S import)
Lang's Short-Tailed Blue Leptotes pirithous (Europe)
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Panoptes Blue Pseudophilotes panoptes (Europe)
Dark Grass Blue Zizeeria knysna (Africa)
Spring Copper Tomares ballus (Europe)

Metalmarks - Riodinidae

Brush-footed butterflies - Nymphalidae

High Brown Fritillary Argynnis adippe (DK - N - S - FIN)
Moroccan High Brown Fritillary Argynnis auresiana (Africa)
Moroccan Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis lyauteyi (Africa)
Cardinal Argynnis pandora (Europe)
Silver Washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia (DK - N - S - FIN)
Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia (DK - N - S - FIN)
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae (DK - N - S - FIN)
African Map Butterfly Cyrestis camillus (Africa)
Fasion Commodore Butterfly Junonia pelarga (Africa)
Camberwell Beauty Nymphalis antiopa (DK - N - S - FIN)
Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros (DK/ im - S - FIN)
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta (DK im - N im - S im - FIN im) 
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui (DK im - N im - S im - FIN im)
American Painted Lady Vanessa virginiensis (Nearctis and Europe)
Canary Red Admiral Vanessa vulcanica (Canary and Madeira Isl)
White-barred Emperor Charaxes brutus (Africa)
Two-Tailed Pasha Charaxes jasius (Europe)
Flame-bordered Emperor Charaxes protoclea (Africa)
Andromorph Palla Palla publius (Africa)
Rock Grayling Hipparchia alcyone (N)
Striped Grayling Hipparchia fidia (Europe)
Large Wall Brown Lasiommata maera (DK im - N - S - FIN)
Wall Brown Lasiommata megera (DK - N - S)
Western Marbled White Melanargia occitanica (Europe)
Monk Amauris tartarea (Africa)
Plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus (Europe-Africa-Oriental)
Monarch Danaus plexippus (DK im - S im) (Neoarctic)
European Beak or Nettle-Tree Butterfly Libythea celtis (Europe)


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