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

 

Scarce Swallowtail

Iphiclides podalirius feisthamelii

Borboleta Zebra
 

Male, showing greyish-white upperside ground colour (female shows faint yellow flush).

 

 

 

Spanish Festoon

Zerynthia rumina

Borboleta carnaval

 

Female - which has large orange spots along its abdomen.

 

Small White

Pieris rapae
 

 

 

Bath White

Pontia daplidice
 

 

Green Striped White

Euchloe belemia
 

 

 

Clouded Yellow

Colias crocea

Maravilha

 

 

Green Hairstreak

Callophrys rubi

 

 

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

 

Painted Lady feeding on Corn Marigold.

Thistles, such as this Purple Milk Thistle, are important nectar sources as well as larval host plants for Painted Lady butterflies.

 

 

Spanish Marbled White

Melanargia ines

 

Meadow Brown

Maniola jurtina hispulla

Loba

 

 

 

Southern Gatekeeper

Pyronia cecilia
 

Female.

Female.

Female.

 

 

Female.

Female.

Male with scales well worn.

 

 

Female.

Female.

Small Heath

Coenonympha pamphilus

Nêspera
 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly Species List :

1 Swallowtail Papilio machaon Cauda de andorinha
2 Scarce Swallowtail Iphiclides podalirius feisthamelii Borboleta Zebra
3 Spanish Festoon Zerynthia rumina Borboleta carnaval
4 Small White Pieris rapae  
5 Bath White Pontia daplidice  
6 Green Striped White Euchloe belemia  
7 Clouded Yellow Colias crocea Maravilha
8 Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi  
9 Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas Acobreada
10 Southern Brown Argus Aricia cramera  
11 Common Blue Polyommatus icarus Azul comum
12 Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta Almirante vermelho
13 Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Bela Dama
14 Spanish Marbled White Melanargia ines  
15 Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina Loba
16 Southern Gatekeeper Pyronia cecilia  
17 Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus Nêspera

 

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