PICOS de EUROPA, based in Espinama, July 2014 in the company of Alan Bernard and with invaluable locational assistance from Teresa Farino

PICOS DE EUROPA, July 2014 with Alan Bernard, joined for dinner by Teresa Farino who kindly let us pick her brains

Picos de Europa
Picos de Europa

to the north from the Mirador del Oso, Cantabria, 12 July

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Papilio machaon
Papilio machaon

Swallowtail, Las Tuercas, Villaescusa de las Torres, Cantabria, 15 July

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Parnassius apollo
Parnassius apollo

Apollo, Mirador del Oso,12 July

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Tudes
Tudes

track through Mediterranean-type shrubs, popular with Brimstones and Cleopatras, 14 July

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Gonepteryx cleopatra
Gonepteryx cleopatra

Cleopatra, Tudes, 14 July

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Satyrium esculi
Satyrium esculi

False Ilex Hairstreak, Tudes, 14 July

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Satyrium spini
Satyrium spini

Blue-spot Hairstreak, and another lurking below, near Campollo, 14 July

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Lycaena vigaureae ssp miegii
Lycaena vigaureae ssp miegii

Scarce Copper, Llanaves de la Reina, 12 July

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Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, Espinama, 10 July

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Beges
Beges

way down below, 16 July

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Everes argiades
Everes argiades

Short-tailed Blue, Campollo, 14 July

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Everes argiades
Everes argiades

Short-tailed Blue, Beges, 16 July

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Cupido minimus
Cupido minimus

Small Blue, Beges, 16 July

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Mostajal bog
Mostajal bog

Cantabria, 16 July

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Maculinea nausithous
Maculinea nausithous

Dusky Large Blue, Mostajal bog, Cantabria, 16 July

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Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, Beges, 16 July

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Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, Beges, 16 July

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Fuente De
Fuente De

view from the top of the cable car, 11 July

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Fuente De
Fuente De

fantastically atmospheric 'world' home to chamois, Lefebvre's Ringlet and Gavarnie Blue, 11 July

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Androsace villosa
Androsace villosa

larval host plant of the Gavarnie Blue, Fuente De, 11 July

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Agriades pyrenaicus
Agriades pyrenaicus

Gavarnie Blue, Fuente De, 11 July

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Agriades pyrenaicus
Agriades pyrenaicus

Gavarnie Blue, Fuente De, 11 July

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Agriades pyrenaicus
Agriades pyrenaicus

Gavarnie Blue, Fuente De, 11 July

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Lizard
Lizard

atop Fuente De, 11 July

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Cyaniris semiargus
Cyaniris semiargus

Mazarine Blue, Las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July

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Agrodiaetus dolus
Agrodiaetus dolus

Furry Blue, Las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July

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Fuente De
Fuente De

sheer rock face c800 metres high from the cable car station to the top, 10 July

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Agrodiaetus escheri
Agrodiaetus escheri

Escher's Blue, base of Fuente De massif, 10 July

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Agrodiaetus ripartii
Agrodiaetus ripartii

Ripart's Anomalous Blue, Las Tuercas, 15 July

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Plebicula dorylas
Plebicula dorylas

Turquoise Blue, Mostajal, Cantabria, 16 July

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Plebicula dorylas
Plebicula dorylas

the same insect as in the previous photo

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Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

Chalk-hill Blue, Tudes, 14 July

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Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

as in the previous photo

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Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blue, Campollo, 14 July

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Lysandra bellargus
Lysandra bellargus

Adonis Blue, Pido, 11 July

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Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue, female, Pido, 13 July

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Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blues, Tudes, 14 July

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Las Tuercas
Las Tuercas

Villaescusa de las Torres, Cantabria, 15 July

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Limenitis reducta
Limenitis reducta

Southern White Admiral, Las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July

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Polygonum c-album
Polygonum c-album

Comma, Pido, 13 July

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Argynnis pandora
Argynnis pandora

Cardinal, female, Espinama, 10 July

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Argynnis pandora
Argynnis pandora

Cardinal, Las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July

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Argynnis pandora
Argynnis pandora

the same butterfly as shown in the previous photo

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Espinama meadows
Espinama meadows

10 July

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Argynnis paphia
Argynnis paphia

Silver-washed Fritillary, male, Espinama meadows. 10 July

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Mountains
Mountains

behind Pido and across the valley from Espinama, 13 July

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, Espinama, 10 July

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, Las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July

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Argynnis adippe
Argynnis adippe

High Brown Fritillary, Las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July

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Issoria lathonia
Issoria lathonia

Queen of Spain Fritillary, las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July

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