WESTERN TURKEY centred mainly on Egirdir inland from Antalya, plus a day-trip to Termessos, between 16 and 23 August 2019

WESTERN TURKEY, August 2019. A late summer trip with Alan Bernard, retracing an old Greentours 'Turkish Lake District' itinerary

Artogeia rapae
Artogeia rapae

Small White, Yellibel Gecidi Pass, Sultan Mountains, Konya, 18 August

Artogeia rapae
Artogeia rapae

Small White, the same insect as shown in the previous photo

Artogeia ergane
Artogeia ergane

Mountain Small White, Davras Dagi, Isparta, 17 August

Artogeia ergane
Artogeia ergane

Mountain Small White, also at Davras Dagi

Pontia edusa
Pontia edusa

Eastern Bath White, Davras Dagi

Pontia edusa
Pontia edusa

Eastern Bath White, Davras Dagi ski station, 17 August

Davras Dagi
Davras Dagi

parched slopes above the ski station

Colias crocea
Colias crocea

Clouded Yellow, Davras Dagi

Colias crocea
Colias crocea

Clouded Yellow, female form helice?, Davras Dagi

Colias crocea
Colias crocea

Clouded Yellows, Davras Dagi

Colias alfaraciensis
Colias alfaraciensis

Berger's Clouded Yellow "the only lemon-yellow Colias species throughout much of Anatolia", Davras Dagi

Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas

Small Copper, overlooking Beysehir Golu (Lake), Isparta, 19 August

Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas

Small Copper, as in the previous photo

Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, male, Yellibel Gecidi, Sultan Mountains, Konya, 18 August. All the following Copper photos were taken at the same location & date

Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper, female, same day and location

Lycaena tityrus
Lycaena tityrus

Scarce Copper

Sultan mountains
Sultan mountains

just over the Yellibel Gecidi Pass at 1,600 metres, 18 August

Lycaena virgaureae
Lycaena virgaureae

Scarce Copper, also at Yellibel Gecidi

Lycaena virgaureae
Lycaena virgaureae

Scarce Copper, as previously

Lycaena virgaureae
Lycaena virgaureae

Scarce Copper, female, Yellibel Gecidi

Lycaena thetis
Lycaena thetis

Fiery Copper, Yellibel Gecidi, 18 August, and the same location for all the subsequent Copper photos

Lycaena thetis
Lycaena thetis

Fiery Copper, female

Lycaena thetis
Lycaena thetis

Fiery Copper

Lycaena asabinus
Lycaena asabinus

Anatolian Fiery Copper

Lycaena asabinus
Lycaena asabinus

Anatolian Fiery Copper

Lycaena asabinus
Lycaena asabinus

Anatolian Fiery Copper, same date and location as prior photo

Adada
Adada

track to the amphitheatre, 21 August

Chilades trochylus
Chilades trochylus

Grass Jewel, near Kovada Golu, 16 August

Chilades trochylus
Chilades trochylus

Grass Jewel, riverside near Kocular, Isparta, 19 August

Zizeeria karsandra
Zizeeria karsandra

Indian Grass Blue, a tiny butterfly photographed from distance, overlooking Antalya harbour, 23 August

Plebejus anteros
Plebejus anteros

Blue Argus, Yellibel Gecidi, 18 August

Plebejus anteros
Plebejus anteros

Blue Argus, the same insect as shown in the previous photo (nb forewing cell spot absent)

Polyommatus daphnis
Polyommatus daphnis

Meleager's Blue, Davras Dagi

Polyommatus daphnis
Polyommatus daphnis

Meleager's Blue, down from the Yasaktir picnic site, Dedegol Dagi, 19 August

Polyommatus daphnis
Polyommatus daphnis

Meleager's Blue, female, Davras Dagi, 20 August

Polyommatus daphnis
Polyommatus daphnis

Meleager's Blue, female

Polyommatus daphnis
Polyommatus daphnis

Meleager's Blue, male, Davras Dagi

Polyommatus cornelia
Polyommatus cornelia

Small Anatolian Blue (some doubt), Yellibel Gecidi Pass, 18 August

Polyommatus cornelia
Polyommatus cornelia

Small Anatolian Blue, same location as previous shot

Polyommatus cornelia
Polyommatus cornelia

Small Anatolian Blue, Davras Dagi, 17 August

Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue, Davras Dagi, 17 August

Aricia agestis
Aricia agestis

Brown Argus, Dedegol Dagi, 19 August

Polyommatus thersites
Polyommatus thersites

Chapman's Blue, near Yasaktir, 19 August

Polyommatus thersites
Polyommatus thersites

Chapman's Blue, female, Yellibel Gecidi, 18 August

Polyommatus thersites
Polyommatus thersites

Chapman's Blue, female, as shown in the previous photo

Polyommatus thersites
Polyommatus thersites

Chapman's Blue, Dedegol Dagi, 19 August

Lanius senator
Lanius senator

Woodchat Shrike, Bagoren, Isparta, 20 August

Polyommatus bellargus
Polyommatus bellargus

Adonis Blue, female, Davras Dagi, 17 August

Polyommatus bellargus?
Polyommatus bellargus?

Adonis Blue, female, Yellibel Gecidi, 18 August

Polyommatus bellargus
Polyommatus bellargus

Adonis Blue, Davras Dagi, 17 August