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
to the north from the Mirador del Oso, Cantabria, 12 July
Papilio machaon
Swallowtail, Las Tuercas, Villaescusa de las Torres, Cantabria, 15 July
Parnassius apollo
Apollo, Mirador del Oso,12 July
Tudes
track through Mediterranean-type shrubs, popular with Brimstones and Cleopatras, 14 July
Gonepteryx cleopatra
Cleopatra, Tudes, 14 July
Satyrium esculi
False Ilex Hairstreak, Tudes, 14 July
Satyrium spini
Blue-spot Hairstreak, and another lurking below, near Campollo, 14 July
Lycaena vigaureae ssp miegii
Scarce Copper, Llanaves de la Reina, 12 July
Lycaena tityrus
Sooty Copper, Espinama, 10 July
Beges
way down below, 16 July
Everes argiades
Short-tailed Blue, Beges, 16 July
Everes argiades
Short-tailed Blue, Campollo, 14 July
Cupido minimus
Small Blue, Beges, 16 July
Mostajal bog
Cantabria, 16 July
Maculinea nausithous
Dusky Large Blue, Mostajal bog, Cantabria, 16 July
Plebejus argus
Silver-studded Blue, Beges, 16 July
Plebejus argus
Silver-studded Blue, Beges, 16 July
Fuente De
view from the top of the cable car, 11 July
Fuente De
fantastically atmospheric 'world' home to chamois, Lefebvre's Ringlet and Gavarnie Blue, 11 July
Androsace villosa
larval host plant of the Gavarnie Blue, Fuente De,
11 July
Agriades pyrenaicus
Gavarnie Blue, Fuente De, 11 July
Agriades pyrenaicus
Gavarnie Blue, Fuente De, 11 July
Agriades pyrenaicus
Gavarnie Blue, Fuente De, 11 July
Lizard
atop Fuente De, 11 July
Cyaniris semiargus
Mazarine Blue, Las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July
Agrodiaetus dolus
Furry Blue, Las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July
Fuente De
sheer rock face c800 metres high from the cable car station to the top, 10 July
Agrodiaetus escheri
Escher's Blue, base of Fuente De massif, 10 July
Agrodiaetus ripartii
Ripart's Anomalous Blue, Las Tuercas, 15 July
Plebicula dorylas
Turquoise Blue, Mostajal, Cantabria, 16 July
Plebicula dorylas
the same insect as in the previous photo
Lysandra coridon
Chalk-hill Blue, Tudes, 14 July
Lysandra coridon
as in the previous photo
Lysandra bellargus
Adonis Blue, Campollo, 14 July
Lysandra bellargus
Adonis Blue, Pido, 11 July
Polyommatus icarus
Common Blue, female, Pido, 13 July
Polyommatus icarus
Common Blues, Tudes, 14 July
Las Tuercas
Villaescusa de las Torres, Cantabria, 15 July
Limenitis reducta
Southern White Admiral, Las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July
Polygonum c-album
Comma, Pido, 13 July
Argynnis pandora
Cardinal, Las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July
Argynnis pandora
the same butterfly as shown in the previous photo
Espinama meadows
10 July
Argynnis paphia
Silver-washed Fritillary, male, Espinama meadows. 10 July
Argynnis paphia form valezina
Silver-washed Fritillary, female, Espinama, 10 July
Mountains
behind Pido and across the valley from Espinama, 13 July
Argynnis aglaja
Dark Green Fritillary, Espinama, 10 July
Argynnis aglaja
Dark Green Fritillary, Las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July
Argynnis adippe
High Brown Fritillary, Las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July
Issoria lathonia
Queen of Spain Fritillary, las Tuercas, Cantabria, 15 July
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