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

Mount Mangart peak
Mount Mangart peak
Distant ranges
Distant ranges

from Mount Mangart, 1 August

Vrsic valley, Slovenia
Vrsic valley, Slovenia

2 August

Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

3 August

Lake Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled, Slovenia

4 August

Mount Nanos, Slovenia
Mount Nanos, Slovenia

summit, 6 August

Vast sink hole
Vast sink hole

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

Overlooking Cerknica
Overlooking Cerknica

the famous polje in Slovenia on 7 August

Kercaszomor fete
Kercaszomor fete

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

Orseg National Park
Orseg National Park

country lane near Szoce, 10 August

Beetles
Beetles

Scoze, Orseg NP, 10 August

Lush meadow
Lush meadow

near Kondorfa in the Orseg NP, 11 August

Pyrgus cacaliae
Pyrgus cacaliae

Dusky Grizzled Skipper, Mount Mangart, Slovenia, 1 August

Carcharodus flocciferus
Carcharodus flocciferus

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

Carcharodus flocciferus
Carcharodus flocciferus

Tufted Marbled Skipper, as in the previous photo

Carcharodus flocciferus
Carcharodus flocciferus

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

Hesperia comma
Hesperia comma

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

Heteropterus morpheus
Heteropterus morpheus

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

Satyrium spini
Satyrium spini

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

Thecla betulae
Thecla betulae

Brown Hairstreak, Kercaszomor meadows, Orseg NP, 8 August

Thecla betulae
Thecla betulae

Brown Hairstreak, same insect

Lycaena dispar
Lycaena dispar

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

Lycaena dispar
Lycaena dispar

Large Copper, Orfalu farm, Orseg, 9 August

Lycaena virgaureae
Lycaena virgaureae

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

Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

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

Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

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

Lycaena hippothoe
Lycaena hippothoe

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

Lycaena hippothoe
Lycaena hippothoe

Purple-edged Copper, also at Cerknica

Cupido argiades
Cupido argiades

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

Cupido argiades
Cupido argiades

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

Phengaris alcon
Phengaris alcon

Alcon Blue, Cerknica, Slovenia, 7 August

Phengaris alcon
Phengaris alcon

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

Phengaris teleius
Phengaris teleius

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

Phengaris teleius
Phengaris teleius

Scarce Large Blue, female ovipositing

Phengaris teleius
Phengaris teleius

Scarce Large Blue

Phengaris teleius
Phengaris teleius

Scarce Large Blue on larval host plant, Sanguisorba officinalis

Phengaris teleius
Phengaris teleius

Scarce Large Blue

Phengaris teleius
Phengaris teleius

Scarce Large Blue

Phengaris nausithous
Phengaris nausithous

Dusky Large Blue, also at Kercaszomor on 8 August

Phengaris nausithous
Phengaris nausithous

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

Scolitantides orion
Scolitantides orion

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

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

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

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

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

Plebejus idas
Plebejus idas

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

Polyommatus thersites
Polyommatus thersites

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

Polyommatus daphnis
Polyommatus daphnis

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

Polyommatus daphnis
Polyommatus daphnis

Meleager's Blue, as for the previous photo

Polyommatus coridon
Polyommatus coridon

Chalkhill Blue, Podgorski hills, 5 August

Polyommatus coridon
Polyommatus coridon

Chalkhill Blue, as previously