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

Mount Mangart, Slovenia
1 August
Mount Mangart peak
Distant ranges
from Mount Mangart, 1 August
Vrsic valley, Slovenia
2 August
Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
3 August
Lake Bled, Slovenia
4 August
Mount Nanos, Slovenia
summit, 6 August
Vast sink hole
in Slovenia en route from Mount Nanos to the coast at Trieste, 6 August
Overlooking Cerknica
the famous polje in Slovenia on 7 August
Kercaszomor fete
in the Orseg NP, Hungary, traditional country dancing, 8 August
Orseg National Park
country lane near Szoce, 10 August
Beetles
Scoze, Orseg NP, 10 August
Lush meadow
near Kondorfa in the Orseg NP, 11 August
Pyrgus cacaliae
Dusky Grizzled Skipper, Mount Mangart, Slovenia, 1 August
Carcharodus flocciferus
Tufted Marbled Skipper, at the western end of the Orseg National Park, Hungary, 11 August
Carcharodus flocciferus
Tufted Marbled Skipper, as in the previous photo
Carcharodus flocciferus
Tufted Marbled Skipper, Kercaszomor meadows, Orseg NP, Hungary, 8 August
Hesperia comma
Silver-spotted Skipper, Orfalu, Orseg NP, 9 August
Heteropterus morpheus
Large Chequered Skipper, Oriszentpeter NP Centre, Orseg, 9 August
Satyrium spini
Blue-spot Hairstreak, Supca, Vrsic Pass, Slovenia, 2 August
Thecla betulae
Brown Hairstreak, Kercaszomor meadows, Orseg NP, 8 August
Thecla betulae
Brown Hairstreak, same insect
Lycaena dispar
Large Copper, female, Orfalu farm, Orseg, 9 August
Lycaena dispar
Large Copper, Orfalu farm, Orseg, 9 August
Lycaena virgaureae
Scarce Copper, female, Szoce, eastern Orseg NP, 10 August
Lycaena tityrus
Sooty Copper, male, Oriszentpeter, Orseg NP, 9 August
Lycaena tityrus
Sooty Copper, Ukanc, eastern end of lake Bohinj, Slovenia, 2 August
Lycaena hippothoe
Purple-edged Copper, Cerknica polje, Slovenia, 7 August
Lycaena hippothoe
Purple-edged Copper, also at Cerknica
Cupido argiades
Short-tailed Blue, male, Szoce, eatern Orseg NP, 10 August
Cupido argiades
Short-tailed Blue, Oriszentpeter, Orseg NP, 9 August
Phengaris alcon
Alcon Blue, Cerknica, Slovenia, 7 August
Phengaris alcon
Alcon Blue ova on Cross-leaved Gentian, Mount Nanos, Slovenia, 6 August
Phengaris teleius
Scarce Large Blue, Kercaszomor, Orseg NP, Hungary, 8 August, and the following 5 photos
Phengaris teleius
Scarce Large Blue, female ovipositing
Phengaris teleius
Scarce Large Blue
Phengaris teleius
Scarce Large Blue on larval host plant, Sanguisorba officinalis
Phengaris teleius
Scarce Large Blue
Phengaris teleius
Scarce Large Blue
Phengaris nausithous
Dusky Large Blue, also at Kercaszomor on 8 August
Phengaris nausithous
Dusky Large Blue, covered in early morning dew, Kondorfa, Orseg NP, 8 August
Scolitantides orion
Chequered Blue, Kneskeravne near Tolmin, Julian Alps, Slovenia, 4 August
Plebejus argus
Silver-studded Blue, Podgorski hills, karst region, Slovenia, 5 August
Plebejus argus
Silver-studded Blue, same location and date as the prvious shot
Plebejus idas
Idas Blue, meadows south of Trenta, Slovenia, 2 August
Polyommatus thersites
Chapman's Blue, aberrant on eryngium, Podgorski hills, Slovenia, 5 August,
Polyommatus daphnis
Meleager's Blue, female, also in the Podgorski hills, 5 August
Polyommatus daphnis
Meleager's Blue, as for the previous photo
Polyommatus coridon
Chalkhill Blue, Podgorski hills, 5 August
Polyommatus coridon
Chalkhill Blue, as previously
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