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

Parnassius apollo
Parnassius apollo

Apollo, Galicica National Park, 17 July

Aporia crataegi
Aporia crataegi

Black-veined White, Krusevo, 15 July

Artogeia mannii
Artogeia mannii

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

Artogeia mannii
Artogeia mannii

as in the previous photo

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

Euchloe penia
Euchloe penia

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

Colias alfacariensis
Colias alfacariensis

Berger's Clouded Yellow, Magarevo, 15 July

Gonepteryx rhamni
Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone, overlooking Ezero Kozjak, 12 July

Meadow
Meadow

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

Leptidea sinapis
Leptidea sinapis

Wood White, above Ezero Kozjak, 12 July

Satyrium acaciae
Satyrium acaciae

Sloe Hairstreak, Galicica, 17 July

Satyrium ilicis
Satyrium ilicis

Ilex Hairstreaks, Galicica, 17 July

Satyrium spini
Satyrium spini

Blue-spot Hairstreak, Galicica, 17 July

Lycaena vigaureae
Lycaena vigaureae

Scarce Copper, female, Krusevo, 14 July

Lycaena vigaureae
Lycaena vigaureae

Scarce Copper, male, Krusevo, 14 July

Lycaena alciphron
Lycaena alciphron

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

Golem Lake
Golem Lake

lush species-rich vegetation, 16 July

Lycaena candens
Lycaena candens

Balkan Copper, Golem Lake, Pelister NP, 16 July

Lycaena candens
Lycaena candens

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

Lycaena candens
Lycaena candens

Balkan Copper pair, Golem Lake, 16 July

Taurucus balkanicus
Taurucus balkanicus

Little Tiger Blue, Pesti gorge, 12 July

Tarucus balkanicus
Tarucus balkanicus

Little Tiger Blue, enlargement from previous photo, 12 July

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus

Holly Blues, near Bitola, Pelister NP, 15 July

Maculinea arion
Maculinea arion

Large Blue, female, Krusevo meadows, 14 July

Pseudophilotes vicrama
Pseudophilotes vicrama

Eastern Baton Blue, Krusevo, 14 July

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, Krusevo, 14 July

Plebejus argyrognomon
Plebejus argyrognomon

Reverdin's Blue, female, Krusevo, 14 July

Plebejus argyrognomon
Plebejus argyrognomon

Reverdin's Blue, Krusevo, 14 July

Plebejus argyrognomon
Plebejus argyrognomon

Reverdin's Blue, Krusevo, 14 July

Krusevo rich meadows
Krusevo rich meadows

14 July

Eumedonia eumedon
Eumedonia eumedon

Geranium Argus, Galicica, 17 July

Aricia agestis
Aricia agestis

Brown Argus, Krusevo, 14 July

Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

Mountain Argus, Krusevo, 14 July

Ultraaricia anteros
Ultraaricia anteros

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

Ultraaricia anteros
Ultraaricia anteros

as in the previous photo

Cyaniris semiargus
Cyaniris semiargus

Mazarine Blue, female, Krusevo, 14 July

Cyaniris semiargus
Cyaniris semiargus

Mazarine Blue, as in the previous photo

Agrodiaetus thersites
Agrodiaetus thersites

Chapman's Blue, female, Galicica, 17 July

Agrodiaetus thersites
Agrodiaetus thersites

Chapman's Blue, Galicica, 17 July

Agrodiaetus admetus
Agrodiaetus admetus

Anomalous Blue, above Ezero Kozjak, 12 July

Galicica
Galicica

track towards the summit, 17 July

Agrodiaetus aroanensis
Agrodiaetus aroanensis

Grecian Anomalous Blue, Galicica, 17 July

Agrodiaetus ripartii
Agrodiaetus ripartii

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

Agrodiaetus ripartii
Agrodiaetus ripartii

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

Plebicula dorylas
Plebicula dorylas

Turquoise Blue, Galicica, 17 July

Plebicula dorylas
Plebicula dorylas

Turquoise Blue, Galicica, 17 july

Meleageria daphnis
Meleageria daphnis

Meleager's Blue, Galicica, 17 July

Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blues, near Raec, 13 July

Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue, above Ezero Kozjak, 12 July