FRENCH ALPS, THE MERCANTOUR AND QUEYRAS NATIONAL PARKS, 12 - 20 JULY 2022, WITH ALAN BERNARD, BASED IN AURON AND THEN GUILLESTRE

Photos arranged chronologically, and trip report to follow

Argynnis niobe
Argynnis niobe

Niobe Fritillary at a roadside stop near Rimplas, 12 July

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Rimplas
Rimplas

revisited, and unchanged, after 22 years

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Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, on lavender in Rimplas, 12 July, and the following 8 photos

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Aricia agestis
Aricia agestis

Brown Argus

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Coenonympha arcania
Coenonympha arcania

Pearly Heath

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Coenonympha dorus
Coenonympha dorus

Dusky Heath

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Polyommatus coridon
Polyommatus coridon

Chalk-hill Blue

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Zygaena fausta (or close to it)
Zygaena fausta (or close to it)
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Melitaea didyma
Melitaea didyma

Spotted Fritillary, male

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Satyrus actaea
Satyrus actaea

Black Satyr

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Colias crocea
Colias crocea

Clouded Yellow

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Satyrus ferula
Satyrus ferula

Great Sooty Satyr, male, en route to St Dalmas-le-Selvage on 13 July, and the next 9 shots

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Hyponephele lupina
Hyponephele lupina

Oriental Meadow Brown? (grey underside and grey forewing margins)

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Polyommatus daphnis
Polyommatus daphnis

Meleager's Blue

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Gonepteryx rhamni
Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone

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Satyrium spini
Satyrium spini

Blue-spot Hairstreak

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Satyrus ferula
Satyrus ferula

Great Sooty Satyr, female

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Satyrus ferula
Satyrus ferula

underside of the same Great Sooty Satyr

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Polyommatus bellargus
Polyommatus bellargus

Adonis Blue

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Polyommatus coridon
Polyommatus coridon

Chalk-hill Blue

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Maniola jurtina
Maniola jurtina

Meadow Brown

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St Dalmas-le-Selvage
St Dalmas-le-Selvage

spent the rest of the day here on 13 July where the following 19 butterflies and moths were seen

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Melanargia galathea
Melanargia galathea

Marbled White

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Brenthis daphne
Brenthis daphne

Marbled fritillary

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Brenthis daphne
Brenthis daphne

Marbled Fritillary

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Zygaenidae
Zygaenidae

selection

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Zygaena filipendulae stevensi
Zygaena filipendulae stevensi

Six-spot Burnet

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Pyrgus serratulae
Pyrgus serratulae

Olive Skipper

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Pyrgus serratulae
Pyrgus serratulae

Olive skipper, the same butterfly as in the previous photo

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Plebejus idas
Plebejus idas

Idas Blue

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Polyommatus damon
Polyommatus damon

Damon Blue

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Cupido minimus
Cupido minimus

Small Blue

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Polyommatus coridon
Polyommatus coridon

Chalk-hill Blue, female

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Polyommatus coridon
Polyommatus coridon

another Chalk-hill Blue

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Melitaea didyma
Melitaea didyma

Spotted Fritillary, female

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Coenonympha glycerion
Coenonympha glycerion

Chestnut Heath

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Melitaea athalia
Melitaea athalia

Heath Fritillary

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Aporia crataegi
Aporia crataegi

Black-veined White

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Parnassius apollo
Parnassius apollo

Apollo

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Parnassius apollo
Parnassius apollo

Apollo

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Pyrgus malvoides
Pyrgus malvoides

Southern Grizzled Skipper

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Auron
Auron

staying local, the stream to the west of the town from the hairpin to the ski centre, 14 July, 16 photos

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Polyommatus damon
Polyommatus damon

Damon Blue, male

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Polyommatus damon
Polyommatus damon

Damon Blues, female on the right

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Maniola jurtina - or Hyponephele lupinae
Maniola jurtina - or Hyponephele lupinae

Meadow Brown - or Oriental Meadow Brown?

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Gentiana cruciata
Gentiana cruciata

Cross-leaved Gentian

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Brenthis daphne
Brenthis daphne

Marbled Fritillary, somewhat faded

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Brintesia circe
Brintesia circe

Great Banded Grayling

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Marmota marmota
Marmota marmota

Marmot

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Melitaea phoebe
Melitaea phoebe

Knapweed Fritillary, female

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