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

BULGARIA & SERBIA, July 2019, with Alan Bernard, #1 target Nymphalis vaualbum, the False Comma or 'Compton Tortoiseshell'

Iphiclides podalirius
Iphiclides podalirius

Scarce Swallowtail, late afternoon nectaring, Ciprovski Monastery, Bulgaria, 18 July

Iphiclides podalirius
Iphiclides podalirius

Scarce Swallowtail, Ciprovski Monastery, Bulgaria, 18 July

Vidbol river
Vidbol river

near Gramada where Scarce Swallowtails, Grizzled Skippers and Wood Whites mud-puddled in small groups, 21 July

Iphiclides podalirius
Iphiclides podalirius

Scarce Swallowtail, Vidbol river crossing, Bulgaria, 21 July

Artogeia napi
Artogeia napi

Green-veined White, Diva Slatina, Bulgaria, 19 July

Artogeia balcana
Artogeia balcana

Balkan Green-veined White, Babin Zub, Serbia, 21 July

Colias erate
Colias erate

Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

Leptidea sinapis
Leptidea sinapis

Wood White, Ciprovski Monastery, Bulgaria, 18 July

Thecla betulae
Thecla betulae

Brown Hairstreak, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

Thecla betulae
Thecla betulae

Brown Hairstreak, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

Meadow near Ceresovica
Meadow near Ceresovica

Montana, Bulgaria, 20 July

Lycaena dispar
Lycaena dispar

Large Copper, male, Ciprovski Monastery, Bulgaria, 18 July

Lycaena dispar
Lycaena dispar

Large Copper, male underside, Ciprovski Monastery, Bulgaria, 18 July

Lycaena dispar
Lycaena dispar

Large Copper, female, near Kopilovci, Bulgaria,19 July

Lycaena dispar
Lycaena dispar

Large Copper, female underside, near Kopilovci, Bulgaria, 19 July

Lycaena vigaureae
Lycaena vigaureae

Scarce Copper, female, Diva Slatina, Bulgaria, 19 July

Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, female, Ceresovica, Bulgaria, 20 July

Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, Ceresovica, Bulgaria, 20 July

Vidbol river meadows
Vidbol river meadows

on the way to Gramada, Silver-studded and Eastern Short-tailed Blues amongst the marjoram, 21 July

Everes argiades
Everes argiades

Short-tailed Blue, male, near Kopilovci, Bulgaria, 19 July

Everes decoloratus
Everes decoloratus

Eastern Short-tailed Blue, female, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

Everes decoloratus
Everes decoloratus

Eastern Short-tailed Blue, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

Everes decoloratus
Everes decoloratus

Eastern Short-tailed Blue, overlooking Tigoviski Timok valley, Serbia, 21 July

Cupido minimus
Cupido minimus

Small Blue, Topli Do, Serbia, 23 July

Cupido minimus
Cupido minimus

Small Blue, Kom, Bulgaria, 20 July

Maculinea arion
Maculinea arion

Large Blue, Diva Slatina, Bulgaria, 19 July

Maculinea arion
Maculinea arion

Large Blue, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

Pseudophilates vicrama
Pseudophilates vicrama

Eastern Baton Blue, on ski slope up to Jabucko Ravniste above Babin Zub, Serbia, 22 July

Scolitantides orion
Scolitantides orion

Chequered Blue, male, near Kopilovci, Bulgaria, 19 July

Scolitantides orion
Scolitantides orion

Chequered Blue, Toplodolska valley towards Topli Do, Serbia, 23 July

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, male, Toplodolska valley, Topli Do, Serbia, 23 July

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, female, also in the Toplodolska valley, Serbia, 23 July

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, Toplodolska valley, Serbia, 23 July

Plebejus argyrognomon
Plebejus argyrognomon

Reverdin's Blue, male, one of Europe's butterflies that gives me the biggest headache! Toplodolska valley, Serbia, 23 July

Plebejus argyrognomon
Plebejus argyrognomon

Reverdin's Blue, around Gorno Cerovene, Bulgaria, 17 July

Ultraaricia anteros
Ultraaricia anteros

Blue Argus, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

Ultraaricia anteros
Ultraaricia anteros

Blue Argus, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

Agrodiaetus ripartii
Agrodiaetus ripartii

Ripart's Anomalous Blue, hillside near Ginci, Bulgaria, 17 July

Agrodiaetus ripartii
Agrodiaetus ripartii

Ripart's Anomalous Blue, near Ginci, Bulgaria, 17 July

Meleageria daphnis
Meleageria daphnis

Meleager's Blue, male, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

Meleageria daphnis
Meleageria daphnis

Meleager's Blue, female, Toplodolska valley, Serbia, 23 July

Meleageria daphnis
Meleageria daphnis

Meleager's Blue, female underside, Toplodolska valley, Serbia, 23 July

Toplodolska river
Toplodolska river

near Temska, Serbia, 23 July

Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

Chalk-hill Blue, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

Chalk-hill Blue, close to Topli Do, Serbia, 23 July

Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blue, Ceresovica, Bulgaria, 20 July

Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blue, Toplodolska valley, 23 July

Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blues, female on the left, near Gorno Cerovene, Bulgaria, 17 July

Polyommatus eroides
Polyommatus eroides

False Eros Blue, Jabucko Ravniste, Serbia, 22 July

Hamearis lucina
Hamearis lucina

Duke of Burgundy, unexpected second brood, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July