Portugal Wildlife

Guide to the Butterflies of an Alentejano Wildlife Reserve

All Photographs were taken by the website author on the reserve unless otherwise stated.

Species Notes Photographs Photographs Photographs

Swallowtail

Papilio machaon

Cauda-de-andorinha

 

 

Bath White

Pontia daplidice
 

 

Small Copper

Lycaena phlaeas

Acobreada

 

 

 

Male showing Hindwing 'Tail' nicely - this feature is less prominent in females.

 

 

Small copper (right) with two Southern brown argus butterflies (left)

 

Southern Brown Argus

Aricia cramera
 

 

 

 

 

Common Blue           

Polyommatus icarus

Azul-comum
 

Male.

Male.

Two males.

 

 

Two males.

 

 

Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta

Almirante-vermelho

 

 

 

Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

Bela-Dama

 

Meadow Brown

Maniola jurtina hispulla

Loba

 

 

 

Southern Gatekeeper

Pyronia cecilia
 

Female.

Female.

Female.

 

 

Female.

Female.

Male with scales well worn.

 

 

Female.

Female.

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly Species List :

1 Swallowtail Papilio machaon Cauda-de-andorinha
2 Bath White Pontia daplidice  
3 Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas Acobreada
4 Southern Brown Argus Aricia cramera  
5 Common Blue Polyommatus icarus Azul-comum
6 Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta Almirante-vermelho
7 Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Bela-Dama
8 Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina Loba
9 Southern Gatekeeper Pyronia cecilia  

 

 

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