NORTHERN GREECE, Macedonia to Epirus in the company of David Dennis and then on to Corfu to meet up with Dr Dan Danahar, 20 - 30 May 2019               (photos shown in chronological order) 

GREECE & CORFU, May 2019, travelling west with David Dennis from Thessaloniki to Corfu where Dr Dan Danahar gave a lot of his time

Boloria euphrosyne
Boloria euphrosyne

Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Kastania, Kozani, 20 May

Lasiommata maera
Lasiommata maera

Large Wall Brown, male, grounds of St George's chapel, Siatista, Kozani, 20 May

Lasiommata maera
Lasiommata maera

Large Wall Brown, as in the previous photo

Skiti
Skiti

the habitat north of the small marble quarry and unsightly rubbish tip, 21 May

Erynnis tages
Erynnis tages

Dingy Skipper, Skiti

Polyommatus dorylas
Polyommatus dorylas

Turquoise Blues, Skiti

Aporia crataegi
Aporia crataegi

Black-veined Whites at Skiti

Pyrgus sidae
Pyrgus sidae

Yellow-banded Skipper, Skiti

Pyrgus sidae
Pyrgus sidae

Yellow-banded Skipper, Skiti

Lygheri
Lygheri

view to the south, a lovely location visited during the afternoon of 21 May

Plebejus pylaon
Plebejus pylaon

Zephyr Blue, male, Lygheri

Plebejus pylaon
Plebejus pylaon

same insect as in the previous photo

Plebejus pylaon
Plebejus pylaon

Zephyr Blue, female, Lygheri

Plebejus pylaon
Plebejus pylaon

Zephyr Blue, as shown in the previous shot

Rose Chafer
Rose Chafer

Lygheri

Melitaea trivia
Melitaea trivia

Lesser Spotted Fritillary, male, Lygheri

Melitaea trivia
Melitaea trivia

Lesser Spotted Fritillary, Lygheri

Zygaeninae species
Zygaeninae species

tbi, Lygheri

Proterebia afra
Proterebia afra

Dalmatian Ringlet, Lygheri

Carcharodus alceae
Carcharodus alceae

Mallow Skipper, Lygheri

Lygheri
Lygheri

looking up the dry valley, 22 May

Cupido minimus
Cupido minimus

Small Blue, Lygheri

Scolitantides orion
Scolitantides orion

Chequered Blue, Lygheri

Scolitantides orion
Scolitantides orion

Chequered Blue, Lygheri

Spialia orbifer
Spialia orbifer

Orbed Red-underwing (aka Hungarian) Skipper, Lygheri

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, Lygheri

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, as in the previous photo

Cyaniris semiargus
Cyaniris semiargus

Mazarine Blue, Lygheri

Pseudophilotes bavius
Pseudophilotes bavius

Bavius Blue, male, Lygheri

Pseudophilotes bavius
Pseudophilotes bavius

Bavius Blue, Lygheri

Lygheri
Lygheri

floral carpet

Melitaea cinxia
Melitaea cinxia

Glanville Fritillary, Lygheri

Melitaea cinxia
Melitaea cinxia

Glanville Fritillary, Lygheri

Melitaea phoebe
Melitaea phoebe

Knapweed Fritillaries, Lygheri

Melitaea phoebe
Melitaea phoebe

Knapweed Fritillaries, as shown in the previous photo at Lygheri

Melitaea phoebe
Melitaea phoebe

Knapweed Fritillary, female, Lygheri

Melitaea phoebe
Melitaea phoebe

another Knapweed Fritillary at Lygheri

Mantis
Mantis

Drepano

Kapnochori
Kapnochori

track leading from the prominent hairpin, 23 May

Leptidea duponcheli
Leptidea duponcheli

Eastern Wood White at the hairpin site

Pieris rapae
Pieris rapae

Small White, Kapnochori hairpin

Galatini
Galatini

the track north of the village overlooking Mount Askio, Kozani Province, 23 May

Coenonympha pamphilus
Coenonympha pamphilus

Small Heath, Galatini

Coenonympha pamphilus
Coenonympha pamphilus

Small Heath, as in the previous shot

Anthocharis gruneri
Anthocharis gruneri

Gruner's Orange-tip, male, Galatini track

Anthocharis gruneri
Anthocharis gruneri

Gruner's Orange-tips, Galatini

Galatini
Galatini

Karst hillside frequented notably by Dalmatian Ringlets

Proterebia afra
Proterebia afra

Dalmatian Ringlet, Galatini, extremely difficult to get a clear photo of this species

Parnassius mnemosyne
Parnassius mnemosyne

Clouded Apollo, the sole specimen seen on the trip, here at Galatini

Polyommatus vicrama
Polyommatus vicrama

Eastern Baton Blue, female, Galatini