NORTH MACEDONIA, 11 - 18 July 2015, organised by Mike Williams with the added field expertise of the incomparable Safi

NORTH MACEDONIA, June/July 2015 organised by Mike Williams of West Midlands Butterfly Conservation, supported by Szabolcs Safian - Safi

Iphiclides podalirius
Iphiclides podalirius

Scarce Swallowtail, Raec, 13 July

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Parnassius apollo
Parnassius apollo

Apollo, Galicica National Park, 17 July

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Aporia crataegi
Aporia crataegi

Black-veined White, Krusevo, 15 July

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Artogeia mannii
Artogeia mannii

Southern Small White, hilltop meadows above lake Ezero Kozjak, 12 July

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Artogeia mannii
Artogeia mannii

as in the previous photo

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Ezero Kozjak
Ezero Kozjak

lake in the river Treska valley where Eastern Greenish Black-tips were blown up the hillside to alight fleetingly on a flower before being whisked off again, 12 July

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Euchloe penia
Euchloe penia

Eastern Greenish Black-tip, above lake Ezero Kozjak, 12 July

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Colias alfacariensis
Colias alfacariensis

Berger's Clouded Yellow, Magarevo, 15 July

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Gonepteryx rhamni
Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone, overlooking Ezero Kozjak, 12 July

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Meadow
Meadow

rich in plant and butterfly species on the hilltop overlooking Ezero Kozjak, 12 July

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Leptidea sinapis
Leptidea sinapis

Wood White, above Ezero Kozjak, 12 July

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Satyrium acaciae
Satyrium acaciae

Sloe Hairstreak, Galicica, 17 July

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Satyrium ilicis
Satyrium ilicis

Ilex Hairstreaks, Galicica, 17 July

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Satyrium spini
Satyrium spini

Blue-spot Hairstreak, Galicica, 17 July

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Lycaena vigaureae
Lycaena vigaureae

Scarce Copper, female, Krusevo, 14 July

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Lycaena vigaureae
Lycaena vigaureae

Scarce Copper, male, Krusevo, 14 July

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Lycaena alciphron
Lycaena alciphron

Purple-shot Copper, Pelister National Park near Bitola, 15 July

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Golem Lake
Golem Lake

lush species-rich vegetation, 16 July

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Lycaena candens
Lycaena candens

Balkan Copper, Golem Lake, Pelister NP, 16 July

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Lycaena candens
Lycaena candens

Balkan Coppers, female wings open, Golem Lake, Pelister NP, 16 July

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Lycaena candens
Lycaena candens

Balkan Copper pair, Golem Lake, 16 July

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Taurucus balkanicus
Taurucus balkanicus

Little Tiger Blue, Pesti gorge, 12 July

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Tarucus balkanicus
Tarucus balkanicus

Little Tiger Blue, enlargement from previous photo, 12 July

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Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus

Holly Blues, near Bitola, Pelister NP, 15 July

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Maculinea arion
Maculinea arion

Large Blue, female, Krusevo meadows, 14 July

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Pseudophilotes vicrama
Pseudophilotes vicrama

Eastern Baton Blue, Krusevo, 14 July

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Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, Krusevo, 14 July

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Plebejus argyrognomon
Plebejus argyrognomon

Reverdin's Blue, female, Krusevo, 14 July

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Plebejus argyrognomon
Plebejus argyrognomon

Reverdin's Blue, Krusevo, 14 July

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Plebejus argyrognomon
Plebejus argyrognomon

Reverdin's Blue, Krusevo, 14 July

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Krusevo rich meadows
Krusevo rich meadows

14 July

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Eumedonia eumedon
Eumedonia eumedon

Geranium Argus, Galicica, 17 July

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Aricia agestis
Aricia agestis

Brown Argus, Krusevo, 14 July

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Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

Mountain Argus, Krusevo, 14 July

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Ultraaricia anteros
Ultraaricia anteros

Blue Argus, just above the tree-line, Pelister National Park, 16 July

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Ultraaricia anteros
Ultraaricia anteros

as in the previous photo

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Cyaniris semiargus
Cyaniris semiargus

Mazarine Blue, female, Krusevo, 14 July

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Cyaniris semiargus
Cyaniris semiargus

Mazarine Blue, as in the previous photo

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Agrodiaetus thersites
Agrodiaetus thersites

Chapman's Blue, female, Galicica, 17 July

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Agrodiaetus thersites
Agrodiaetus thersites

Chapman's Blue, Galicica, 17 July

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Agrodiaetus admetus
Agrodiaetus admetus

Anomalous Blue, above Ezero Kozjak, 12 July

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Galicica
Galicica

track towards the summit, 17 July

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Agrodiaetus aroanensis
Agrodiaetus aroanensis

Grecian Anomalous Blue, Galicica, 17 July

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Agrodiaetus ripartii
Agrodiaetus ripartii

Ripart's Anomalous Blue, above Ezero Kozjak, 12 July

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Agrodiaetus ripartii
Agrodiaetus ripartii

Ripart's Anomalous Blue, as in the previous photo, 12 july

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Plebicula dorylas
Plebicula dorylas

Turquoise Blue, Galicica, 17 July

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Plebicula dorylas
Plebicula dorylas

Turquoise Blue, Galicica, 17 july

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Meleageria daphnis
Meleageria daphnis

Meleager's Blue, Galicica, 17 July

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Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blues, near Raec, 13 July

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Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue, above Ezero Kozjak, 12 July

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