ANDALUCIA, 25 March - 3 April 2017 in the company of David Dennis, from Almeria north to Baza, then westwards skirting the northern edge of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada before heading to the south coast at Almunecar, and finally back east to the Cabo de Gata recording 47 species of butterfly along the way. Thanks go to Javier Olivares and Jose Miguel Barea-Azcon for their       invaluable site assistance and most pleasant company

ANDALUCIA, March/April 2017 in the company of David Dennis and joined by Javier Olivares and Jose Miguel Barea-Azcon

Zerynthia rumina
Zerynthia rumina

Spanish Festoon, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017

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Zerynthia rumina
Zerynthia rumina

Spanish Festoon, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017

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Zerynthia rumina
Zerynthia rumina

Spanish Festoon, as in the previous photograph

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Zerynthia rumina
Zerynthia rumina

Spanish Festoon, near Velez de Benaudalla, Granada, Spain, 31 March 2017

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Pieris brassicae
Pieris brassicae

Large White, Almunecar, Granada, Spain, 1 April 2017

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Pieris napi
Pieris napi

Green-veined White, Rio Fardes south of Alicun de las Torres, Granada, Spain, 28 March 2017

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Pontia daplidice
Pontia daplidice

Bath White, near Padul, Granada, Spain, 31 March 2017

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Euchloe crameri
Euchloe crameri

Western Dappled White, near Padul, Granada, Spain, 31 March 2017

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Euchloe crameri
Euchloe crameri

Western Dappled White, Rio Genil valley, Gueja Sierra, Granada, Spain, 30 March 2017

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Euchloe crameri
Euchloe crameri

Western Dappled White, freshly emerged, near Padul, Granada, Spain, 31 March 2017

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Euchloe tagis
Euchloe tagis

Portuguese Dappled White, Hoya de Baza, Granada, Spain, 27 March 2017

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Euchloe belemia
Euchloe belemia

Green-striped White, Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain, 3 April 2017

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Hoya de Baza, Granada, Spain
Hoya de Baza, Granada, Spain
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Linaria species
Linaria species

a colourful addition to the white gypsum ground

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Euchloe bazae
Euchloe bazae

Spanish Greenish Black-tip, male, a species endemic to Spain seen at the Hoya de Baza, Granada, Spain, on 27 March 2017. The next four photos are of the same insect

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Euchloe bazae
Euchloe bazae

Spanish Greenish Black-tip 'caught' in flight as it sped away on the wind

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Euchloe bazae
Euchloe bazae

Spanish Greenish Black-tip

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Euchloe bazae
Euchloe bazae

Spanish Greenish Black-tip

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Euchloe bazae
Euchloe bazae

Spanish Greenish Black-tip

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Halimium species?
Halimium species?

A small attractive member of the Rock-rose family growing here at the Hoya de Baza

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Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip, male, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017

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Anthocharis euphenoides
Anthocharis euphenoides

Provence (aka Moroccan) Orange-tip, male, near Padul, Granada, Spain, 31 March 2017

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Colotis evagore
Colotis evagore

Desert Orange-tip, female, at a coastal site in Eastern Malaga, Spain, 31 March 2017. The next four photos were taken at the same location

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Colotis evagore
Colotis evagore

Desert Orange-tip, male

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Colotis evagore
Colotis evagore

Desert Orange-tips, female on the left

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Colotis evagore
Colotis evagore

Desert Orange-tip, female

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Colotis evagore
Colotis evagore

Desert Orange-tip, male

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Chamaeleo chamaeleon
Chamaeleo chamaeleon

near Torrox on the south coast

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Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor
Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor

Granada, Spain

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Colias crocea
Colias crocea

Clouded Yellow, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017

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Colias alfacariensis
Colias alfacariensis

Berger's Clouded Yellow, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017

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Gonepteryx rhamni
Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone, female, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017

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Gonepteryx cleopatra
Gonepteryx cleopatra

Cleopatra, male, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017

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Leptidea sinapis
Leptidea sinapis

Wood White, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017

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Callophrys rubi
Callophrys rubi

Green Hairstreak, Hoya de Baza, Granada, Spain, 27 March 2017

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Callophrys rubi
Callophrys rubi

Green Hairstreak, Hoya de Baza, Granada, Spain, 27 March 2017

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Tomares ballus
Tomares ballus

Provence Hairstreak, Hoya de Baza, Granada, Spain, 27 March 2017

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Tomares ballus
Tomares ballus

Provence Hairstreak, near Padul, Granada, Spain, 31 March 2017

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Tomares ballus
Tomares ballus

Provence Hairstreak, female, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017

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Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas

Small Copper, Alicun de las Torres, Granada, Spain, 28 March 2017

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Lampides boeticus
Lampides boeticus

Long-tailed Blue, male, Dudar, Granada, Spain, 30 March 2017

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Lampides boeticus
Lampides boeticus

Long-tailed Blue, Dudar, Granada, Spain, 30 March 2017

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Cacyreus marshalli
Cacyreus marshalli

Geranium Bronze, Salobrena, Granada, Spain, 2 April 2017

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Cacyreus marshalli
Cacyreus marshalli

Geranium Bronze, Salobrena, Granada, Spain, 2 April 2017

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Leptotes pirithous
Leptotes pirithous

Lang's Short-tailed Blue, Almunecar, Granada, Spain, 1 April 2017

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Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain
Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain
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Tarucus theophrastus
Tarucus theophrastus

Common Tiger Blue, male, Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain, 2 April 2017. The next four photos are from the same location

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Tarucus theophrastus
Tarucus theophrastus

Common Tiger Blue, male

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Tarucus theophrastus
Tarucus theophrastus

Common Tiger Blue, female

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Tarucus theophrastus
Tarucus theophrastus

Common Tiger Blue, female, dark form

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