La Palma, one of the Canary Islands in February 2013, an early season trip based in Los Llanos with three friends in search (mainly) of Pieris cheiranthi, the Canary Islands' Large White 

Pieris cheiranthi
Canary Islands' Large White, female, photos achieved on the last day in the Barranco del Jurado to the south of Tijarafe, 8 February
Pieris cheiranthi
Canary Islands' Large White at the same site, same day
Pieris cheiranthi
as for the first photo, superbly camouflaged against the yellowing leaves of a giant spurge
Pieris cheiranthi
Canary Islands' Large White, male, at the same site on 8 February, hard to spot against the reflective leaves of Rumex lunaria
Barranco del Jurado
a good site for the Canary Island's Large White, 8 February
Pieris rapae
Small White, Barranco del Jurado, 8 February
Pieris rapae
Small White, Ermita de la Virgen del Pino, 2 February
Lycaena phlaeas
Small Copper, Barranco del Jurado, 8 February
Lycaena phlaeas
Small Copper, Las Tricias, 6 February
Lycaena phlaeas
Small Copper, Ermita de la Virgen del Pino, 2 February
Cacyreus marshalli
Geranium Bronze, the first officially confirmed sighting of this species on La Palma in the Barranco del Carmen, 7 February
Cacyreus marshalli
Geranium Bronze, as in the previous photo
Punta Garda
the Canary Blue, Cyclirius webbianus, was found here on 6 February
Cyclirius webbianus
Canary Blue, female, hillside through Las Indias, 4 February
Cyclyrius webbianus
Canary Blue, female, Ermita de la Virgen del Pino, 2 February
Cyclyrius webbianus
Canary Blue, male, Puerto de Punta Garda, 6 February
Cyclyrius webbianus
Canary Blue, male, also at the Puerto de Punta Garda site
Cyclyrius webbianus
Canary Blue, Barranco de las Angustias, 3 February
Zizeeria knysna
African Grass Blue, roosting at 6pm in the Barranco de las Angustias, on 3 February
Aricia cramera
Southern Brown Argus, Las Tricias, 6 February
Los Tilos
where we saw the La Palma Cleopatra subspecies 'palmae' in flight on 5 February
Danaus plexippus
Monarch nectaring on echium, Barranco de las Angustias, 3 February
Danaus plexippus
Monarch, as in the previous photo
Vanessa vulcania
Indian Red Admiral, nectaring on tree heather, Mirador de la Cumbre, 2 February
Vanessa vulcania
Indian Red Admiral, Mirador de la Cumbre, 2 February
Vanessa vulcania
Indian Red Admiral, Ermita de la Virgen del Pino, 2 February
Vanessa vulcania
Indian Red Admiral, Mirador de la Cumbre, 2 February
Vanessa cardui
Painted Lady, Las Tricias, 6 February
Roque de los Muchachos
edging the Caldera de Taburiente, impressive volcanic landscape (but few butterflies!), 7 February
Pararge xiphioides
Canary Speckled Wood, Mirador de las Barandas, 5 February
Pararge xiphioides
Canary Speckled Wood resting on prickly pear in the Barranco del Carmen, 7 February
Pararge xiphioides
Canary Speckled Wood, Las Tricias, 6 February
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