unluckyfritillary1The Butterfly checklist is available below. The checklist for butterflies is so far incomplete, for instance, we await confirmation of the African subspecies of Marbled White and are also researching historical data for possible exclusions. However, the following list should wet the appetite of the enthusiast and any contributions made by visitors to this page will be gratefully received. We are very poorly supplied with decent photos, so any help readers can give will be appreciated!

If you wish to submit records and or photographs why not use the ABS forum, which is also a great resource for finding things out before visiting Andalucia. Membership to the Forum is free and the link can be found in the left title margin.

(Photograph left. A very unlucky Fritillary!)

Cientifico/Scientific Name Nombre Inglés/English Name Nombre Español/Spanish Name

Papilio machaon Swallowtail Makaon
Iphiclides podalirius Scarce Swallowtail Chupa leche
Zerynthia rumina Spanish Festoon Arlequin


Aporia crataegi Black-veined White Blanca del Majuelo
Pieris brassicae Large White Blanca de la Col
Pieris rapae Small White Blanquita de la Col
Pieris napi Green-veined White Blanca verdinervada
Pontia daplidice Bath White Blanquiverdosa
Euchloe ausonia.crameri Dappled White
Euchloe belemia Green-striped White
Anthocharis belia Morocco Orange Tip
Colias crocea Clouded Yellow
Colias australis Berger’s Clouded Yellow
Gonepteryx rhamni Brimstone Limonera
Gonepteryx Cleopatra Cleopatra Cleopatra
Leptidea sinapis Wood White Blanca Esbelta


Libythea celtis Nettle-tree Butterfly

Limenitis reducta Southern White Admiral Ninfa de Arroyos
Nymphalis polychloros Large Tortoiseshell Olmera
Inachis io Peacock Butterfly Pavo Real
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral Numerada
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady Bella Dama o Cardero
Aglais urticae Small Tortoiseshell Ortiguera
Polygonia c-album Comma Butterfly C-blanca
Pandoriana pandora Cardinal Pandora
Mesoacidalia aglaja Dark Green Fritillary Lunares de Piata
Fabriciana adippe.chlorodippe High Brown Fritillary Puntos Azules
Fabriciana niobe Niobe Fritillary Niobe
Issoria lathonia Queen of Spain Fritillary Sofia
Melitaea phoebe Knapweed Fritillary Doncella mayor
Melitaea didyma.occidentalis Spotted Fritillary Doncella timida
Mellicta deione Provençal Fritillary Deion
Mellicta parthenoides Meadow Fritillary Minerva
Euphydryas aurinia.beckeri Marsh Fritillary Ondas Rojas


Melanargia galathea? Marbled White Medioluto Norteña
Melanargia ines Spanish Marbled White Medioluto inés
Hipparchia alcyone Rock Grayling Banda acodada
Hipparchia semele.cadmus Greyling Pardo-rubia
Chazara briseis The Hermit Banda oblicua
Satyrus actaea Black Satyr Negra
Brintesia circe Great Banded Grayling Rey mozo
Miniola jurtina.hispulla Meadow Brown La Loba
Pyronia tithonus Gatekeeper Lobito agreste
Pyronia bathseba Spanish Gatekeeper Lobito listado
Pyronia Cecilia Southern Gatekeeper
Coenonympha pamphilus Small Heath Nispola
Coenonympha dorus Dusky Heath Velado de negro
Pararge aegeria Speckled Wood Maculada
Lasiommata megera Wall Brown Saltacercas



Quercusia quercus.ibericas Purple Hairstreak Nazarena
Nordmannia esculi False Ilex Hairstreak Querquera
Strymonidia spini Blue-spot Hairstreak Mancha azul
Callophrys rubi Green Hairstreak Cejialba
Tomares ballus Provence Hairstreak Cardenillo
Lycaena phlaeas Small Copper Manto bicolor
Heodes alciphron.gordius Purple-shot Copper Manto de Purporo
Lampides boeticus Long-tailed Blue Canela Estriada
Syntarucus pirithous Lang’s Short-tailed Blue Gris Estriada
Zizeeria knysna African Grass Blue
Celastrina argiolus Holly Blue Najade
Philotes baton.panoptes Baton Blue Falso Abencerragus
Plebejus argus.hypochionus Silver-studded Blue Niña hocecillas
Aricia cramera Southern Brown Argus Morena
Plebicula escheri Escher’s Blue Fabiola
Lysandra albicans.albicans Spanish Chalk-hill Blue
Polyommatus icarus Common Blue Dos Puntos


Pyrgus malvae.malvoides Grizzled Skipper Ajedrezada menor
Pyrgus alveus Large Grizzled Skipper Ajedrezada serrana
Pyrgus cirsii Cinquefoil Skipper Ajedrezada tórrida
Pyrgus fritillaries Safflower Skipper Ajedrezada
Spialia sertorius Red Underwing Skipper Sertorio
Carcharodus alceae Mallow Skipper Piquitos castana
Erynnis tages Dingy Skipper Cervantes
Thymelicus action Lulworth Skipper Dorada oscura
Thymelicus lineola Essex Skipper Dorada linea corta
Thymelicus sylvestris Small Skipper Dorada linea larga

Photographs generously donated by Clive Burrows, Mick Richardson, Penny Hale, Brenda Jones



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