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

Zerynthia rumina
Zerynthia rumina

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

Zerynthia rumina
Zerynthia rumina

Spanish Festoon, as in the previous photograph

Zerynthia rumina
Zerynthia rumina

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

Pieris brassicae
Pieris brassicae

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

Pieris napi
Pieris napi

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

Pontia daplidice
Pontia daplidice

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

Euchloe crameri
Euchloe crameri

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

Euchloe crameri
Euchloe crameri

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

Euchloe crameri
Euchloe crameri

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

Euchloe tagis
Euchloe tagis

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

Euchloe belemia
Euchloe belemia

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

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

a colourful addition to the white gypsum ground

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

Euchloe bazae
Euchloe bazae

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

Euchloe bazae
Euchloe bazae

Spanish Greenish Black-tip

Euchloe bazae
Euchloe bazae

Spanish Greenish Black-tip

Euchloe bazae
Euchloe bazae

Spanish Greenish Black-tip

Halimium species?
Halimium species?

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

Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines

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

Anthocharis euphenoides
Anthocharis euphenoides

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

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

Colotis evagore
Colotis evagore

Desert Orange-tip, male

Colotis evagore
Colotis evagore

Desert Orange-tips, female on the left

Colotis evagore
Colotis evagore

Desert Orange-tip, female

Colotis evagore
Colotis evagore

Desert Orange-tip, male

Chamaeleo chamaeleon
Chamaeleo chamaeleon

near Torrox on the south coast

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

Granada, Spain

Colias crocea
Colias crocea

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

Colias alfacariensis
Colias alfacariensis

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

Gonepteryx rhamni
Gonepteryx rhamni

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

Gonepteryx cleopatra
Gonepteryx cleopatra

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

Leptidea sinapis
Leptidea sinapis

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

Callophrys rubi
Callophrys rubi

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

Callophrys rubi
Callophrys rubi

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

Tomares ballus
Tomares ballus

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

Tomares ballus
Tomares ballus

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

Tomares ballus
Tomares ballus

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

Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas

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

Lampides boeticus
Lampides boeticus

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

Lampides boeticus
Lampides boeticus

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

Cacyreus marshalli
Cacyreus marshalli

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

Cacyreus marshalli
Cacyreus marshalli

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

Leptotes pirithous
Leptotes pirithous

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

Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain
Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain
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

Tarucus theophrastus
Tarucus theophrastus

Common Tiger Blue, male

Tarucus theophrastus
Tarucus theophrastus

Common Tiger Blue, female

Tarucus theophrastus
Tarucus theophrastus

Common Tiger Blue, female, dark form