CATALONIA at the border between France and Spain, based in Prats de Mollo le Preste, with Alan Bernard in late August / early September 2016

CATALONIA, August/September 2016, a late season trip to the French-Spanish border area with Alan Bernard

Prats de Mollo le Preste
Prats de Mollo le Preste

village street, Eastern Pyrenees, France, 30 August

Papilio machaon
Papilio machaon

Swallowtail, L'Orator track, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

Artogeia napi
Artogeia napi

Green-veined White, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

Colias crocea
Colias crocea

Clouded Yellow, L'Orator track, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

Mount Canigou range
Mount Canigou range

looking north from the Col d'Ares, France, 27 August

Colias alfacariensis
Colias alfacariensis

Berger's Clouded Yellow, Col 'Ares, France (just), 2 September

Gonepteryx cleopatra
Gonepteryx cleopatra

Cleopatra, La Vajol, Spain, 1 September

Leptidea sinapis
Leptidea sinapis

Wood Whites, L'Orator track, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

Quercusia quercus
Quercusia quercus

Purple Hairstreak, Tapis, Spain, 1 September

Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas

Small Copper, Les Conques, France, 26 August

Vallter 2000
Vallter 2000

looking back down to the ski station, 27 August

Lycaena vigaureae
Lycaena vigaureae

Scarce Copper, Vallter 2000, Spain, 27 August

Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, Saint-Sauveur, France, 26 August

Leptotes pirithous
Leptotes pirithous

Lang's Short-tailed Blue, Can Damond, France, 1 September

Leptotes pirithous
Leptotes pirithous

the same butterfly as in the previous photo

Everes argiades
Everes argiades

Short-tailed Blue, Saint-Sauveur, France, 28 August

Everes alcetas
Everes alcetas

Provencal Short-tailed Blue, Beget, Spain, 30 August

Grabodeille
Grabodeille

view down the La Preste valley, 28 August

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus

Holly Blue, Grabodeille, France, 28 August

Aricia agestis ssp cramera
Aricia agestis ssp cramera

Brown Argus, L'Orator track, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

Aricia agestis ssp cramera
Aricia agestis ssp cramera

Brown Argus, Vallter 2000, Spain, 27 August

Aricia agestis ssp cramera
Aricia agestis ssp cramera

Brown Argus, L'Orator, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

Chalk-hill Blue, La Vajol, Spain, 1 September

Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

same insect as in the previous photo

Lysandra hispana
Lysandra hispana

Provence Chalk-hill Blue (I think...), Col d'Ares, France, 27 August

Lysandra hispana
Lysandra hispana

Provence Chalk-hill Blue (?), Col d'Ares, France, 27 August

L'Orator track
L'Orator track

just through Rocabruna, Spain, a top site, 30 August

Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blue (some doubt), female, L'Orator, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blue, L'Orator, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blue, female, L'Orator, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blue, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue, L'Orator track, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue, female, Col d'Ares, France, 2 September

Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue, female, Col d'Ares, France, 2 September

Gorges de Lavall
Gorges de Lavall

France, 29 August

Charaxes jasius
Charaxes jasius

Two-tailed Pasha, Gorges de Lavall, Sorede, France, 29 August

Charaxes jasius
Charaxes jasius

Two-tailed Pasha, near Tapis, Spain, 1 September

Cork oak
Cork oak

plantation, Gorges de Lavall,

Limenitis reducta
Limenitis reducta

Southern White Admiral, nectaring on the buddleia that infests the region, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

Limenitis camilla
Limenitis camilla

White Admiral, near Tapis, Spain, 1 September

Polygonum c-album
Polygonum c-album

Comma, doing its best not to be seen, Col d'Ares, France, 2 September

Argynnis paphia
Argynnis paphia

Silver-washed Fritillary, Serralongue, France, 2 September

Clossiana dia
Clossiana dia

Weaver's Fritillary, high up above a stream, near Tapis, Spain, 1 September

Lamanere village
Lamanere village

at the end of the road, past Serralongue, France, 2 September

Melitaea didyma
Melitaea didyma

Spotted Fritillary, Serralongue, France, 2 September

Mellicta deione
Mellicta deione

Provencal Fritillary, female, Serralongue, France, 2 September

Mellicta deione
Mellicta deione

Provencal Fritillary, as in the previous photo

Melanargia lachesis
Melanargia lachesis

Iberian Marbled White, Serralongue, France, 2 September

Melanargia lachesis
Melanargia lachesis

as in the previous photo

Hipparchia fagi
Hipparchia fagi

Woodland Grayling, L'Orator track, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August