N W BULGARIA & S E SERBIA, radiating from Ciprovski north of Sofia and then from Babin Zub with Alan Bernard, 17 - 23 July 2018 

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Iphiclides podalirius
Scarce Swallowtail, late afternoon nectaring, Ciprovski Monastery, Bulgaria, 18 July
Iphiclides podalirius
Scarce Swallowtail, Ciprovski Monastery, Bulgaria, 18 July
Vidbol river
near Gramada where Scarce Swallowtails, Grizzled Skippers and Wood Whites mud-puddled in small groups, 21 July
Iphiclides podalirius
Scarce Swallowtail, Vidbol river crossing, Bulgaria, 21 July
Artogeia napi
Green-veined White, Diva Slatina, Bulgaria, 19 July
Artogeia balcana
Balkan Green-veined White, Babin Zub, Serbia, 21 July
Colias erate
Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July
Leptidea sinapis
Wood White, Ciprovski Monastery, Bulgaria, 18 July
Thecla betulae
Brown Hairstreak, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July
Thecla betulae
Brown Hairstreak, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July
Meadow near Ceresovica
Montana, Bulgaria, 20 July
Lycaena dispar
Large Copper, male, Ciprovski Monastery, Bulgaria, 18 July
Lycaena dispar
Large Copper, male underside, Ciprovski Monastery, Bulgaria, 18 July
Lycaena dispar
Large Copper, female, near Kopilovci, Bulgaria,19 July
Lycaena dispar
Large Copper, female underside, near Kopilovci, Bulgaria, 19 July
Lycaena vigaureae
Scarce Copper, female, Diva Slatina, Bulgaria, 19 July
Lycaena tityrus
Sooty Copper, female, Ceresovica, Bulgaria, 20 July
Lycaena tityrus
Sooty Copper, Ceresovica, Bulgaria, 20 July
Vidbol river meadows
on the way to Gramada, Silver-studded and Eastern Short-tailed Blues amongst the marjoram, 21 July
Everes argiades
Short-tailed Blue, male, near Kopilovci, Bulgaria, 19 July
Everes decoloratus
Eastern Short-tailed Blue, female, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July
Everes decoloratus
Eastern Short-tailed Blue, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July
Everes decoloratus
Eastern Short-tailed Blue, overlooking Tigoviski Timok valley, Serbia, 21 July
Cupido minimus
Small Blue, Topli Do, Serbia, 23 July
Cupido minimus
Small Blue, Kom, Bulgaria, 20 July
Maculinea arion
Large Blue, Diva Slatina, Bulgaria, 19 July
Maculinea arion
Large Blue, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July
Pseudophilates vicrama
Eastern Baton Blue, on ski slope up to Jabucko Ravniste above Babin Zub, Serbia, 22 July
Scolitantides orion
Chequered Blue, male, near Kopilovci, Bulgaria, 19 July
Scolitantides orion
Chequered Blue, Toplodolska valley towards Topli Do, Serbia, 23 July
Plebejus argus
Silver-studded Blue, male, Toplodolska valley, Topli Do, Serbia, 23 July
Plebejus argus
Silver-studded Blue, female, also in the Toplodolska valley, Serbia, 23 July
Plebejus argus
Silver-studded Blue, Toplodolska valley, Serbia, 23 July
Plebejus argyrognomon
Reverdin's Blue, male, one of Europe's butterflies that gives me the biggest headache! Toplodolska valley, Serbia, 23 July
Plebejus argyrognomon
Reverdin's Blue, around Gorno Cerovene, Bulgaria, 17 July
Ultraaricia anteros
Blue Argus, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July
Ultraaricia anteros
Blue Argus, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July
Agrodiaetus ripartii
Ripart's Anomalous Blue, hillside near Ginci, Bulgaria, 17 July
Agrodiaetus ripartii
Ripart's Anomalous Blue, near Ginci, Bulgaria, 17 July
Meleageria daphnis
Meleager's Blue, male, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July
Meleageria daphnis
Meleager's Blue, female, Toplodolska valley, Serbia, 23 July
Meleageria daphnis
Meleager's Blue, female underside, Toplodolska valley, Serbia, 23 July
Toplodolska river
near Temska, Serbia, 23 July
Lysandra coridon
Chalk-hill Blue, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July
Lysandra coridon
Chalk-hill Blue, close to Topli Do, Serbia, 23 July
Lysandra bellargus
Adonis Blue, Ceresovica, Bulgaria, 20 July
Lysandra bellargus
Adonis Blue, Toplodolska valley, 23 July
Polyommatus icarus
Common Blues, female on the left, near Gorno Cerovene, Bulgaria, 17 July
Polyommatus eroides
False Eros Blue, Jabucko Ravniste, Serbia, 22 July
Hamearis lucina
Duke of Burgundy, unexpected second brood, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July
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