GREEK RHODOPI, July 2013,this year's trip with Alan Bernard

Iphiclides podalirius
Iphiclides podalirius

Scarce Swallowtail, Micromilia, from Volakas, 10 July

Iphiclides podalirius
Iphiclides podalirius

Scarce Swallowtail, Katafyto Dam, Mount Orvilos, 11 July

Komnina
Komnina

track, Stavropouli, 7 July

Aporia crataegi
Aporia crataegi

Black-veined White, fairly worn, around Komnina, 4 July

Pieris brassicae
Pieris brassicae

Large White, female, near Drama, 3 July

Pieris brassicae
Pieris brassicae

Large White, male, near Drama, 3 July

Artogeia ergane
Artogeia ergane

Mountain Small White, Mount Orvilos, 11 July

Pontia edusa
Pontia edusa

Eastern Bath White, Livaditis, 7 July

Pontia edusa
Pontia edusa

Eastern Bath White, Komnina, 4 July

Colias crocea
Colias crocea

Clouded Yellow, near Drama, 3 July

Colias alfacarinensis
Colias alfacarinensis

Berger's Clouded Yellow, Livaditis near the hilltop Environmental Centre, 7 July

Leptidea duponcheli
Leptidea duponcheli

Eastern Wood White, from Akrovouni towards Xanthi, 3 July

Satyrium acaciae
Satyrium acaciae

Sloe Hairstreak, between Drama and Archontiko, 3 July

Satyrium ilicis
Satyrium ilicis

Ilex Hairstreak, Mount Orvilos, 11 July

River Nestos
River Nestos

taken from the bridge below Stavropouli, 4 July

Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas

Small Copper, Nestos bridge, Stavropouli, 4 July

Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, female, around Oreo, 5 July

Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, female, arounf Thermia, Nestos Dam, 6 July

Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, female, also around Thermia, 6 July

Lycaena alciphron
Lycaena alciphron

Purple-shot Copper, around Oreo, 5 July

Lycaena thersamon
Lycaena thersamon

Lesser Fiery Copper, Mikroklisoura 'hairpin', 8 July

Lampides boeticus
Lampides boeticus

Long-tailed Blue, around Livaditis, 7 July

Lampides boeticus
Lampides boeticus

the same insect as shown in the previous photo selecting a different perch

Leptotes pirithous
Leptotes pirithous

Lang's Short-tailed Blue, Thermia, Nestos Dam, 6 July

Leptotes pirithous
Leptotes pirithous

Lang's Short-tailed Blue, at the Mikroklisoura 'hairpin', 8 July

Tarucus balkanicus
Tarucus balkanicus

Little Tiger Blue, Prosotsani to Volakas junction, 8 July

Everes argiades
Everes argiades

Short-tailed Blue, Nestos bridge, Stavropouli, 4 July

Everes alcetas
Everes alcetas

Provencal Short-tailed Blue, Mikroklisoura 'hairpin', 8 July

Cupido minimus
Cupido minimus

Small Blue, Mikroklisoura 'hairpin', 8 July

Cupido minimum
Cupido minimum

Small Blue, Volakas to Pyrgi track, 12 July

Orchid
Orchid

on Mount Phalakron, 13 July

Cupido osiris
Cupido osiris

Osiris Blue, Mount Phalakron, 9 July

Cupido osiris
Cupido osiris

as in the previous photo

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus

Holly Blue, female, on larval host plant, Nestos bridge, Stavropouli, 4 July

Glaucopsyche alexis
Glaucopsyche alexis

Green-underside Blue, Livaditis, 7 July

Glaucopsyche alexis
Glaucopsyche alexis

Green-underside Blue, Livaditis, 7 july

Maculinea rebeli
Maculinea rebeli

Mountain Alcon Blue, Mount Phalakron. 9 July

Pseudophilotes vicrama
Pseudophilotes vicrama

Eastern Baton Blue, around Oreo, 5 July

Scolitantides orion
Scolitantides orion

Chequered Blue, Thermia, Nestos Dam, 6 July

Scolitantides orion
Scolitantides orion

Chequered Blues, around Oreo, 5 July

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, female, Mikroklisoura 'hairpin', 8 July

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

the same butterfly as in the previous photo

New friend
New friend

who joined us for a while on the upper slopes of Mount Phalakron, 13 July

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, Mount Phalakron, 9 July

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, around Komnina, 4 July

Eumedonia eumedon
Eumedonia eumedon

Geranium Argus, a slightly battered male, Mount Orvilos, 11 July

Eumedonia eumedon
Eumedonia eumedon

as shown in the previous photo

Aricia agestis
Aricia agestis

Brown Argus, Akrovouni to Xanthi road, 3 July

Aricia agestis
Aricia agestis

Brown Argus, Nestos bridge, Stavropouli, 4 July

Aricia agestis
Aricia agestis

Brown argus pair, Akrovouni to Xanthi road, 3 July