SLOVENIA & WEST HUNGARY, a trip organised by Mike Williams in the company of Szabolcs Safian, Lajos Nemeth and others, August 2010

Mount Mangart, Slovenia
Mount Mangart, Slovenia

1 August

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Mount Mangart peak
Mount Mangart peak
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Distant ranges
Distant ranges

from Mount Mangart, 1 August

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Vrsic valley, Slovenia
Vrsic valley, Slovenia

2 August

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Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

3 August

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Lake Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled, Slovenia

4 August

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Mount Nanos, Slovenia
Mount Nanos, Slovenia

summit, 6 August

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Vast sink hole
Vast sink hole

in Slovenia en route from Mount Nanos to the coast at Trieste, 6 August

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Overlooking Cerknica
Overlooking Cerknica

the famous polje in Slovenia on 7 August

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Kercaszomor fete
Kercaszomor fete

in the Orseg NP, Hungary, traditional country dancing, 8 August

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Orseg National Park
Orseg National Park

country lane near Szoce, 10 August

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Beetles
Beetles

Scoze, Orseg NP, 10 August

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Lush meadow
Lush meadow

near Kondorfa in the Orseg NP, 11 August

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Pyrgus cacaliae
Pyrgus cacaliae

Dusky Grizzled Skipper, Mount Mangart, Slovenia, 1 August

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Carcharodus flocciferus
Carcharodus flocciferus

Tufted Marbled Skipper, at the western end of the Orseg National Park, Hungary, 11 August

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Carcharodus flocciferus
Carcharodus flocciferus

Tufted Marbled Skipper, as in the previous photo

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Carcharodus flocciferus
Carcharodus flocciferus

Tufted Marbled Skipper, Kercaszomor meadows, Orseg NP, Hungary, 8 August

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Hesperia comma
Hesperia comma

Silver-spotted Skipper, Orfalu, Orseg NP, 9 August

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Heteropterus morpheus
Heteropterus morpheus

Large Chequered Skipper, Oriszentpeter NP Centre, Orseg, 9 August

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Satyrium spini
Satyrium spini

Blue-spot Hairstreak, Supca, Vrsic Pass, Slovenia, 2 August

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Thecla betulae
Thecla betulae

Brown Hairstreak, Kercaszomor meadows, Orseg NP, 8 August

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Thecla betulae
Thecla betulae

Brown Hairstreak, same insect

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Lycaena dispar
Lycaena dispar

Large Copper, female, Orfalu farm, Orseg, 9 August

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Lycaena dispar
Lycaena dispar

Large Copper, Orfalu farm, Orseg, 9 August

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Lycaena virgaureae
Lycaena virgaureae

Scarce Copper, female, Szoce, eastern Orseg NP, 10 August

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Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, male, Oriszentpeter, Orseg NP, 9 August

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Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, Ukanc, eastern end of lake Bohinj, Slovenia, 2 August

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Lycaena hippothoe
Lycaena hippothoe

Purple-edged Copper, Cerknica polje, Slovenia, 7 August

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Lycaena hippothoe
Lycaena hippothoe

Purple-edged Copper, also at Cerknica

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Cupido argiades
Cupido argiades

Short-tailed Blue, male, Szoce, eatern Orseg NP, 10 August

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Cupido argiades
Cupido argiades

Short-tailed Blue, Oriszentpeter, Orseg NP, 9 August

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Phengaris alcon
Phengaris alcon

Alcon Blue, Cerknica, Slovenia, 7 August

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Phengaris alcon
Phengaris alcon

Alcon Blue ova on Cross-leaved Gentian, Mount Nanos, Slovenia, 6 August

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Phengaris teleius
Phengaris teleius

Scarce Large Blue, Kercaszomor, Orseg NP, Hungary, 8 August, and the following 5 photos

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Phengaris teleius
Phengaris teleius

Scarce Large Blue, female ovipositing

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Phengaris teleius
Phengaris teleius

Scarce Large Blue

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Phengaris teleius
Phengaris teleius

Scarce Large Blue on larval host plant, Sanguisorba officinalis

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Phengaris teleius
Phengaris teleius

Scarce Large Blue

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Phengaris teleius
Phengaris teleius

Scarce Large Blue

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Phengaris nausithous
Phengaris nausithous

Dusky Large Blue, also at Kercaszomor on 8 August

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Phengaris nausithous
Phengaris nausithous

Dusky Large Blue, covered in early morning dew, Kondorfa, Orseg NP, 8 August

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Scolitantides orion
Scolitantides orion

Chequered Blue, Kneskeravne near Tolmin, Julian Alps, Slovenia, 4 August

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Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, Podgorski hills, karst region, Slovenia, 5 August

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Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, same location and date as the prvious shot

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Plebejus idas
Plebejus idas

Idas Blue, meadows south of Trenta, Slovenia, 2 August

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Polyommatus thersites
Polyommatus thersites

Chapman's Blue, aberrant on eryngium, Podgorski hills, Slovenia, 5 August,

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Polyommatus daphnis
Polyommatus daphnis

Meleager's Blue, female, also in the Podgorski hills, 5 August

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Polyommatus daphnis
Polyommatus daphnis

Meleager's Blue, as for the previous photo

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Polyommatus coridon
Polyommatus coridon

Chalkhill Blue, Podgorski hills, 5 August

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Polyommatus coridon
Polyommatus coridon

Chalkhill Blue, as previously

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