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Articles on the more than 150 species of butterfly currently identified in the Picos de Europa.


Also included here are some of the species found futher afield in the vicinity.





Spring Butterflies & Moths Saturnia-pyri-S-pavoniaWeekend
The perfect season for an outstanding assemblage of Lepidoptera in the Picos de Europa.
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11th - 16th May 2017

Spanish festoon in Cantabria

Big excitement on Sunday as we set off to confirm a sighting Teresa had around the same time last year of a Spanish festoon in Cillorigo de Liébana.

Read more: Spanish festoon in Cantabria

My Butterfly Year

It's highly likely that I'd already seen some of these butterflies without positively identifying them..... These first three were, however, unmistakable.


Read more: My Butterfly Year

Spanish swallowtail

Family - Papilionidae

Genus - Iphiclides

Species - I. feisthameli (Duponchel) ( = Iphiclides podalirius feisthameli)

Spanish name - Chupaleche

The Spanish swallowtail is a large butterfly distributed over the Iberian peninsula with incursions south into Morocco and north into southern France.

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Flora and Fauna of the Picos de Europa
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Over the past 25 years, Teresa Farino has compiled a report (more than 100 A4 pages) that includes lists of all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, grasshoppers & crickets and vascular plants ever recorded the Picos de Europa, plus summaries of each of these groups and an eight-page introduction to the natural history of these mountains. If you would like to purchase a copy, the price is 17.50€, excluding postage and packaging; alternatively, a copyrighted PDF document sent by email costs 11.50€. Click on the image to contact Teresa for further details or to place your order.


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