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

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Iphiclides podalirius
Iphiclides podalirius

Scarce Swallowtail, Ciprovski Monastery, Bulgaria, 18 July

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Vidbol river
Vidbol river

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

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Iphiclides podalirius
Iphiclides podalirius

Scarce Swallowtail, Vidbol river crossing, Bulgaria, 21 July

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Artogeia napi
Artogeia napi

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

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Artogeia balcana
Artogeia balcana

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

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Colias erate
Colias erate

Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

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Leptidea sinapis
Leptidea sinapis

Wood White, Ciprovski Monastery, Bulgaria, 18 July

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Thecla betulae
Thecla betulae

Brown Hairstreak, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

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Thecla betulae
Thecla betulae

Brown Hairstreak, Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

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Meadow near Ceresovica
Meadow near Ceresovica

Montana, Bulgaria, 20 July

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Lycaena dispar
Lycaena dispar

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

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Lycaena dispar
Lycaena dispar

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

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Lycaena dispar
Lycaena dispar

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

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Lycaena dispar
Lycaena dispar

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

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Lycaena vigaureae
Lycaena vigaureae

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

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Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, female, Ceresovica, Bulgaria, 20 July

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Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, Ceresovica, Bulgaria, 20 July

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Vidbol river meadows
Vidbol river meadows

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

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Everes argiades
Everes argiades

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

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Everes decoloratus
Everes decoloratus

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

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Everes decoloratus
Everes decoloratus

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

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Everes decoloratus
Everes decoloratus

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

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Cupido minimus
Cupido minimus

Small Blue, Topli Do, Serbia, 23 July

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Cupido minimus
Cupido minimus

Small Blue, Kom, Bulgaria, 20 July

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Maculinea arion
Maculinea arion

Large Blue, Diva Slatina, Bulgaria, 19 July

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Maculinea arion
Maculinea arion

Large Blue, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

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Pseudophilates vicrama
Pseudophilates vicrama

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

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Scolitantides orion
Scolitantides orion

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

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Scolitantides orion
Scolitantides orion

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

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Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

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

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Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

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

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Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

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

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Plebejus argyrognomon
Plebejus argyrognomon

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

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Plebejus argyrognomon
Plebejus argyrognomon

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

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Ultraaricia anteros
Ultraaricia anteros

Blue Argus, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

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Ultraaricia anteros
Ultraaricia anteros

Blue Argus, near Martinovo, Bulgaria, 18 July

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Agrodiaetus ripartii
Agrodiaetus ripartii

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

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Agrodiaetus ripartii
Agrodiaetus ripartii

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

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Meleageria daphnis
Meleageria daphnis

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

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Meleageria daphnis
Meleageria daphnis

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

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Meleageria daphnis
Meleageria daphnis

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

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Toplodolska river
Toplodolska river

near Temska, Serbia, 23 July

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Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

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

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Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

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

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Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blue, Ceresovica, Bulgaria, 20 July

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Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blue, Toplodolska valley, 23 July

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Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

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

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Polyommatus eroides
Polyommatus eroides

False Eros Blue, Jabucko Ravniste, Serbia, 22 July

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Hamearis lucina
Hamearis lucina

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

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