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

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Papilio machaon
Papilio machaon

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

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Artogeia napi
Artogeia napi

Green-veined White, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

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Colias crocea
Colias crocea

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

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Mount Canigou range
Mount Canigou range

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

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Colias alfacariensis
Colias alfacariensis

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

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Gonepteryx cleopatra
Gonepteryx cleopatra

Cleopatra, La Vajol, Spain, 1 September

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Leptidea sinapis
Leptidea sinapis

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

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Quercusia quercus
Quercusia quercus

Purple Hairstreak, Tapis, Spain, 1 September

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Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas

Small Copper, Les Conques, France, 26 August

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Vallter 2000
Vallter 2000

looking back down to the ski station, 27 August

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Lycaena vigaureae
Lycaena vigaureae

Scarce Copper, Vallter 2000, Spain, 27 August

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Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, Saint-Sauveur, France, 26 August

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Leptotes pirithous
Leptotes pirithous

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

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Leptotes pirithous
Leptotes pirithous

the same butterfly as in the previous photo

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Everes argiades
Everes argiades

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

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Everes alcetas
Everes alcetas

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

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Grabodeille
Grabodeille

view down the La Preste valley, 28 August

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Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus

Holly Blue, Grabodeille, France, 28 August

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Aricia agestis ssp cramera
Aricia agestis ssp cramera

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

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Aricia agestis ssp cramera
Aricia agestis ssp cramera

Brown Argus, Vallter 2000, Spain, 27 August

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Aricia agestis ssp cramera
Aricia agestis ssp cramera

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

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Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

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

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Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

same insect as in the previous photo

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Lysandra hispana
Lysandra hispana

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

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Lysandra hispana
Lysandra hispana

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

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L'Orator track
L'Orator track

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

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Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

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

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Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

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

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Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

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

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Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blue, Rocabruna, Spain, 30 August

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Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

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

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Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

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

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Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

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

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Gorges de Lavall
Gorges de Lavall

France, 29 August

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Charaxes jasius
Charaxes jasius

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

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Charaxes jasius
Charaxes jasius

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

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Cork oak
Cork oak

plantation, Gorges de Lavall,

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Limenitis reducta
Limenitis reducta

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

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Limenitis camilla
Limenitis camilla

White Admiral, near Tapis, Spain, 1 September

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Polygonum c-album
Polygonum c-album

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

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Argynnis paphia
Argynnis paphia

Silver-washed Fritillary, Serralongue, France, 2 September

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Clossiana dia
Clossiana dia

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

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Lamanere village
Lamanere village

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

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Melitaea didyma
Melitaea didyma

Spotted Fritillary, Serralongue, France, 2 September

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Mellicta deione
Mellicta deione

Provencal Fritillary, female, Serralongue, France, 2 September

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Mellicta deione
Mellicta deione

Provencal Fritillary, as in the previous photo

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Melanargia lachesis
Melanargia lachesis

Iberian Marbled White, Serralongue, France, 2 September

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Melanargia lachesis
Melanargia lachesis

as in the previous photo

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Hipparchia fagi
Hipparchia fagi

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

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