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

Zerynthia rumina
Spanish Festoon, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017
Zerynthia rumina
Spanish Festoon, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017
Zerynthia rumina
Spanish Festoon, as in the previous photograph
Zerynthia rumina
Spanish Festoon, near Velez de Benaudalla, Granada, Spain, 31 March 2017
Pieris brassicae
Large White, Almunecar, Granada, Spain, 1 April 2017
Pieris napi
Green-veined White, Rio Fardes south of Alicun de las Torres, Granada, Spain, 28 March 2017
Pontia daplidice
Bath White, near Padul, Granada, Spain, 31 March 2017
Euchloe crameri
Western Dappled White, near Padul, Granada, Spain, 31 March 2017
Euchloe crameri
Western Dappled White, Rio Genil valley, Gueja Sierra, Granada, Spain, 30 March 2017
Euchloe crameri
Western Dappled White, freshly emerged, near Padul, Granada, Spain, 31 March 2017
Euchloe tagis
Portuguese Dappled White, Hoya de Baza, Granada, Spain, 27 March 2017
Euchloe belemia
Green-striped White, Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain, 3 April 2017
Hoya de Baza, Granada, Spain
Linaria species
a colourful addition to the white gypsum ground
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
Euchloe bazae
Spanish Greenish Black-tip 'caught' in flight as it sped away on the wind
Euchloe bazae
Spanish Greenish Black-tip
Euchloe bazae
Spanish Greenish Black-tip
Euchloe bazae
Spanish Greenish Black-tip
Halimium species?
A small attractive member of the Rock-rose family growing here at the Hoya de Baza
Anthocharis cardamines
Orange-tip, male, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017
Anthocharis euphenoides
Provence (aka Moroccan) Orange-tip, male, near Padul, Granada, Spain, 31 March 2017
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
Colotis evagore
Desert Orange-tip, male
Colotis evagore
Desert Orange-tips, female on the left
Colotis evagore
Desert Orange-tip, female
Colotis evagore
Desert Orange-tip, male
Chameleon
near Torrox on the south coast
Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor
Granada, Spain
Colias crocea
Clouded Yellow, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017
Colias alfacariensis
Berger's Clouded Yellow, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017
Gonepteryx rhamni
Brimstone, female, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017
Gonepteryx cleopatra
Cleopatra, male, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017
Leptidea sinapis
Wood White, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017
Callophrys rubi
Green Hairstreak, Hoya de Baza, Granada, Spain, 27 March 2017
Callophrys rubi
Green Hairstreak, Hoya de Baza, Granada, Spain, 27 March 2017
Tomares ballus
Provence Hairstreak, Hoya de Baza, Granada, Spain, 27 March 2017
Tomares ballus
Provence Hairstreak, near Padul, Granada, Spain, 31 March 2017
Tomares ballus
Provence Hairstreak, female, Prado Negro, Sierra de Huetor, Granada, Spain, 29 March 2017
Lycaena phlaeas
Small Copper, Alicun de las Torres, Granada, Spain, 28 March 2017
Lampides boeticus
Long-tailed Blue, male, Dudar, Granada, Spain, 30 March 2017
Lampides boeticus
Long-tailed Blue, Dudar, Granada, Spain, 30 March 2017
Cacyreus marshalli
Geranium Bronze, Salobrena, Granada, Spain, 2 April 2017
Cacyreus marshalli
Geranium Bronze, Salobrena, Granada, Spain, 2 April 2017
Leptotes pirithous
Lang's Short-tailed Blue, Almunecar, Granada, Spain, 1 April 2017
Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain
Tarucus theophrastus
Common Tiger Blue, male, Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain, 2 April 2017. The next four photos are from the same location
Tarucus theophrastus
Common Tiger Blue, male
Tarucus theophrastus
Common Tiger Blue, female
Tarucus theophrastus
Common Tiger Blue, female, dark form
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