European Butterfly checklist

Papilionidae

Papilio machaon Swallowtail

Issoria lathonia Queen of Spain Fritillary

Papilio saharae Desert Swallowtail

Brenthis hecate Twin-spot Fritillary

Papilio hospiton Corsican Swallowtail

Brenthis daphne Marbled Fritillary

Papilio alexanor Southern Swallowtail

Brenthis ino Lesser Marbled Fritillary

Iphiclides podalirius Scarce Swallowtail

Boloria pales Shepherd's Fritillary

Zerynthia polyxena Southern Festoon

Boloria napaea Mountain Fritillary

Zerynthia rumina Spanish Festoon

Boloria aquilonaris Cranberry Fritillary

Zerynthia cerisy Eastern Festoon

Boloria graeca Balkan Fritillary

Archon apollinus False Apollo

Proclossiana eunomia Bog Fritillary

Parnassius Apollo Apollo

Clossiana euphrosyne Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Parnassius phoebus Small Apollo

Clossiana titania Titania's Fritillary

Parnassius mnemosyne Clouded Apollo

Clossiana selene Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Clossiana chariclea Arctic Fritillary

Pieridae

Clossiana freija Frejya's Fritillary

Aporia crataegi Black-veined White

Clossiana dia Weaver's Fritillary

Pieris brassicae Large White

Clossiana polaris Polar Fritillary

Pieris cheiranthi Canary Islands' Large White

Clossiana thore Thor's Fritillary

Artogeia rapae Small White

Clossiana frigga Frigga's Fritillary

Artogeia mannii Southern Small White

Clossiana improba Dusky-winged Fritillary

Artogeia ergane Mountain Small White

Melitaea cinxia Glanville Fritillary

Artogeia napi Green-veined White

Melitaea arduinna Freyer's Fritillary

Artogeia balcana Balkan Green-veined White

Melitaea phoebe Knapweed Fritillary

Artogeia bryoniae Mountain Green-veined White

Melitaea aetherie Aetherie Fritillary

Artogeia krueperi Krueper's Small White

Melitaea didyma Spotted Fritillary

Pontia edusa Eastern Bath White

Melitaea deserticola Desert Fritillary

Pontia daplidice Bath White

Melitaea trivia Lesser Spotted Fritillary

Pontia chloridice Small Bath White

Melitaea diamina False Heath Fritillary

Pontia callidice Peak White

Mellicta athalia Heath Fritillary

Euchloe crameri Western Dappled White

Mellicta deione Provençal Fritillary

Euchloe simplonia Mountain Dappled White

Mellicta varia Grison's Fritillary

Euchloe ausonia Eastern Dappled White

Mellicta parthenoides Meadow Fritillary

Euchloe insularis Corsican Dappled White

Mellicta aurelia Nickerl's Fritillary

Euchloe tagis Portuguese Dappled White

Mellicta britomartis Assmann's Fritillary

Euchloe fallout Scarce Green-striped White

Mellicta asteria Little Fritillary

Euchloe belemia Green-striped White

Hypodryas maturna Scarce Fritillary

Elphinstonia charlonia Greenish Black-tip

Hypodryas intermedia Asian Fritillary

Elphinstonia penia Eastern Greenish Black-tip

Hypodryas cynthia Cynthia's Fritillary

Anthocharis cardamines Orange Tip

Hypodryas iduna Lapland Fritillary

Anthocharis belia Moroccan Orange Tip

Euphydryas aurinia Marsh Fritillary

Anthocharis damone Eastern Orange Tip

Euphydryas desfontainii Spanish Fritillary

Anthocharis gruneri Gruner's Orange Tip

Zegris eupheme Sooty Orange Tip

Satyridae

Colotis evagore Desert Orange Tip

Melanargia galathea Marbled White

Catopsilia florella African Migrant

Melanargia lachesis Iberian Marbled White

Colias phicomone Mountain Clouded Yellow

Melanargia russiae Esper's Marbled White

Colias nastes Pale Arctic Clouded Yellow

Melanargia larissa Balkan Marbled White

Colias palaeno Moorland Clouded Yellow

Melanargia occitanica Western Marbled White

Colias chrysotheme Lesser Clouded Yellow

Melanargia arge Italian Marbled White

Colias aurorina Greek Clouded Yellow

Melanargia ines Spanish Marbled White

Colias myrmidons Danube Clouded Yellow

Hipparchia fagi Woodland Grayling

Colias hecla Northern Clouded Yellow

Hipparchia alcyone Rock Grayling

Colias hyale Pale Clouded Yellow

Hipparchia syriaca Eastern Rock Grayling

Colias crocea Clouded Yellow

Hipparchia e1lena Algerian Grayling

Colias caucasica Balkan Clouded Yellow

Hipparchia neomiris Corsican Grayling

Colias alfacariensis Berger's Clouded Yellow

Hipparchia volgensis Delattin's Grayling

Colias erate Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow

Hipparchia semele Grayling

Gonepteryx rhamni Brimstone

Hipparchia cretica Cretan Grayling

Gonepteryx cleopatra Cleopatra

Hipparchia christenseni

Gonepteryx farinosa Powdered Brimstone

Hipparchia aristaeus Southern Grayling

Leptidea sinapis Wood White

Hipparchia azorina Azores Grayling

Leptidea reali Réal's Wood White

Hipparchia caldeirense Oehmig's Grayling

Leptidea duponcheli Eastern Wood White

Hipparchia miguelensis Le Cerf's Grayling

Leptidea morsei Fenton's Wood White

Hipparchia mersina

Hipparchia pellucida

Lycaenidae

Neohipparchia statilinus Tree Grayling

Cigaritis zohra Donzel's Silver-line

Neohipparchia fatua Freyer's Grayling

Cigaritis siphax Common Silver-line

Neohipparchia hansii Austaut's Grayling

Cigaritis allardi Allard's Silver-line

Neohipparchia powelli Powell's Grayling

Apharitis myrmecophilia Desert Leopard

Pseudotergumia fidia Striped Grayling

Thecla betulae Brown Hairstreak

Pseudotergumia wyssii Canary Grayling

Quercusia quercus Purple Hairstreak

Chazara briseis The Hermit

Laeosopis roboris Spanish Purple Hairstreak

Chazara prieuri Southern Hermit

Satyrium acaciae Sloe Hairstreak

Pseudochazara atlantis Moroccan Grayling

Satyrium ilicis Ilex Hairstreak

Pseudochazara graeca Grecian Grayling

Satyrium esculi False Ilex Hairstreak

Pseudochazara hippolyte Nevada Grayling

Satyrium spini Blue-spot Hairstreak

Pseudochazara geyeri Grey Asian Grayling

Satyrium w-album White-letter Hairstreak

Pseudochazara mamurra Brown's Grayling

Satyrium pruni Black Hairstreak

Pseudochazara orestes Dils' Grayling

Satyrium ledereri Orange-banded Hairstreak

Pseudochazara mniszechii Dark Grayling

Callophrys rubi Green Hairstreak

Pseudochazara cingovskii Macedonian Grayling

Callophrys avis Chapman's Green Hairstreak

Pseudochazara anthelea White-banded Grayling

Tomares ballus Provence Hairstreak

Oeneis norna Norse Grayling

Tomares nogelii Nogel's Hairstreak

Oeneis bore Arctic Grayling

Tomares mauretanicus Moroccan Hairstreak

Oencis glacialis Alpine Grayling

Lycaena helle Violet Copper

Oeneis jutta Baltic Grayling

Lycaena phlaeas Small Copper

Satyrus actaea Black Satyr

Lycaena dispar Large Copper

Satyrus ferula Great Sooty Satyr

Lycaena vigaureae Scarce Copper

Minois dryas Dryad

Lycaena ottomana Grecian Copper

Berberia abdelkader Giant Grayling

Lycaena tityrus Sooty Copper

Berberia lambessanus

Lycaena alciphron Purple-shot Copper

Kanetisa circe Great Banded Grayling

Lycaena thersamon Lesser Fiery Copper

Arethusana arethusa False Grayling

Lycaena thetis Fiery Copper

Erebia ligea Arran Brown

Lycaena phoebus Moroccan Copper

Erebia euryale Large Ringlet

Lycaena hippothoe Purple-edged Copper

Erebia eriphyle Eriphyle Ringlet

Lycaena candens Balkan Copper

Erebia manto Yellow-spotted Ringlet

Lampides boeticus Long-tailed Blue

Erebia claudina White Speck Ringlet

Cacyreus marshalli Geranium Bronze

Erebia flavofasciata Yellow-banded Ringlet

Leptotes pirithous Lang's Short-tailed Blue

Erebia epiphron Mountain Ringlet

Cyclyrius webbianus Canary Blue

Erebia oriental Bulgarian Ringlet

Tarucus theophrastus Common Tiger Blue

Erebia christi Rätzer's Ringlet

Tarucus rosaceus Mediterranean Blue

Erebia pharte Blind Ringlet

Tarucus balkanicus Little Tiger Blue

Erebia melampus Lesser Mountain Ringlet

Azanus ubaldus Desert Babul Blue

Erebia sudetica Sudeten Ringlet

Azanus jesous African Babul Blue

Erebia aethiops Scotch Argus

Zizeeria knysna African Grass Blue

Erebia triaria de Prunner's Ringlet

Everes argiades Short-tailed Blue

Erebia embla Lapland Ringlet

Everes decoloratus Eastern Short-tailed Blue

Erebia disa Arctic Ringlet

Everes alcetas Provençal Short-tailed Blue

Erebia medusa Woodland Ringlet

Cupido minimus Little Blue

Erebia polaris Arctic Woodland Ringlet

Cupido carswelli Carswell's Little Blue

Erebia alberganus Almond-eyed Ringlet

Cupido osiris Osiris Blue

Erebia pluto Sooty Ringlet

Cupido lorquinii Lorquin's Blue

Erebia gorge Silky Ringlet

Celastrina argiolus Holly Blue

Erebia aethiopella False Mnestra Ringlet

Glaucopsyche alexis Green-underside Blue

Erebia rhodopensis Nicholl's Ringlet

Glaucopsyche melanops Black-eyed Blue

Erebia mnestra Mnestra's Ringlet

Turanana endymion Odd-spot Blue

Erebia gorgone Gavarnie Ringlet

Maculinea alcon Alcon Blue

Erebia epistygne Spring Ringlet

Maculinea rebeli Mountain Alcon Blue

Erebia tyndarus Swiss Brassy Ringlet

Maculinea arion Large Blue

Erebia cassioides Common Brassy Ringlet

Maculinea tale Scarce Large Blue

Erebia hispania Spanish Brassy Ringlet

Maculinea nausithous Dusky Large Blue

Erebia nivalis De Lesse's Brassy Ringlet

Iolana iolas Iolas Blue

Erebia calcaria Lorkovic's Brassy Ringlet

Pseudophilotes baton Baton Blue

Erebia ottomana Ottoman Brassy Ringlet

Pseudophilotes panoptes Panoptes Blue

Erebia pronoe Water Ringlet

Pseudophilotes vicrama

Erebia melas Black Ringlet

Pseudophilotes abencerragus False Baton Blue

Erebia lefebvrei Lefèbvre's Ringlet

Pseudophilotes barbagiae Sardinian Blue

Erebia scipio Larche Ringlet

Pseudophilotes bavius Bavius Blue

Erebia stirius Styrian Ringlet

Scolitantides orion Chequered Blue

Erebia styx Stygian Ringlet

Chilades trochylus Grass jewel

Erebia montana Marbled Ringlet

Maurus vogelii Vogel's Blue

Erebia zapateri Zapater's Ringlet

Plebejus martini Martin's Blue

Erebia neoridas Autumn Ringlet

Plebejus allardi Allard's Blue

Erebia oeme Bright-eyed Ringlet

Plebejus pylaon Zephyr Blue

Erebia meolans Piedmont Ringlet

Plebejus argus Silver-studded Blue

Erebia palarica Chapman's Ringlet

Plebejus loewii Loew's Blue

Erebia pandrose Dewy Ringlet

Plebejus idas Idas Blue

Erebia sthennyo False Dewy Ringlet

Plebejus argyrognomon Reverdin's Blue

Proterebia afra Dalmatian Ringlet

Vacciniina optilete Cranberry Blue

Maniola jurtina Meadow Brown

Kretania psylorita Cretan Argus

Maniola megala

Kretania eurypilus Eastern Brown Argus

Maniola chia

Eumedonia eumedon Geranium Argus

Maniola nurag Sardinian Meadow Brown

Aricia agestis Brown Argus

Maniola telmessia

Aricia artaxerxes Mountain Argus

Maniola halicarnassus

Aricia morronensis Spanish Argus

Hyponephele maroccana Moroccan Meadow Brown

Ultraaricia anteros Blue Argus

Hyponephele lycaon Dusky Meadow Brown

Pseudaricia nicias Silvery Argus

Hyponephele lupina Oriental Meadow Brown

Albulina orbitulus Alpine Blue

Aphantopus hyperantus Ringlet

Agriades glandon Glandon Blue

Pyronia tithonus Gatekeeper

Agriades pyrenaicus Gavarnie Blue

Pyronia cecilia Southern Gatekeeper

Cyaniris semiargus Mazarine Blue

Pyronia bathseba Spanish Gatekeeper

Agrodiaetus iphigenia Chelrnos Blue

Pyronia janiroides False Meadow Brown

Agrodiaetus damon Damon Blue

Coenonympha tullia Large Heath

Agrodiaetus dolus Furry Blue

Coenonympha rhodopensis Eastern Large Heath

Agrodiaetus ainsae Forster's Furry Blue

Coenonympha pamphilus Small Heath

Agrodiaetus escheri Escher's Blue

Coenonympha thyrsis Cretan Small Heath

Agrodiaetus amanda Amanda's Blue

Coenonympha corinna Corsican Heath

Agrodiaetus thersites Chapman's Blue

Coenonympha elbana Elban Heath

Agrodiaetus admetus Anomalous Blue

Coenonympha dorus Dusky Heath

Agrodiaetus fabressei Oberthür's Anomalous Blue

Coenonympha vaucheri Vaucher's Heath

Agrodiaetus agenjoi Agenjo's Anomalous Blue

Coenonympha arcania Pearly Heath

Agrodiaetus humedasae Piedmont Anomalous Blue

Coenonympha darwiniana Darwin's Heath

Agrodiaetus violetae Andalusian Anomalous Blue

Coenonympha gardetta Alpine Heath

Agrodiaetus aroanensis Grecian Anomalous Blue

Coenonympha arcanioides Moroccan Pearly Heath

Agrodiaetus ripartii Ripart's Anomalous Blue

Coenonympha leander Russian Heath

Agrodiaetus nephohiptamenos Higgins' Anomalous Blue

Coenonympha glycerion Chestnut Heath

Agrodiaetus galloi Gallo's Anomalous Blue

Coenonympha hero Scarce Heath

Neolysandra coelestina Pontic Blue

Coenonympha oedippus False Ringlet

Plebicula dorylas Turquoise Blue

Pararge aegeria Speckled Wood

Plebicula golgus Nevada Blue

Pararge xiphioides Canary Speckled Wood

Plebicula nivescens Mother-of-pearl Blue

Pararge xiphia Madeiran Speckled Wood

Plebicula atlantica Atlas Blue

Lasiommata megera Wall Brown

Meleageria daphnis Meleager's Blue

Lasiommata maera Large Wall Brown

Lysandra coridon Chalk-hill Blue

Lasiommata petropolitana Northern Wall Brown

Lysandra philippi Macedonian Chalk-hill Blue

Lopinga achine Woodland Brown

Lysandra hispana Provençe Chalk-hill Blue

Ypthima asterope African Ringlet

Lysandra albicans Spanish Chalk-hill Blue

Kirinia roxelana Lattice Brown

Lysandra bellargus Adonis Blue

Kirinia climene Lesser Lattice Brown

Lysandra punctifera Spotted Adonis Blue

Polyommatus icarus Common Blue

Hesperiidae

Polyommatus andronicus Phalakron Blue

Pyrgus malvae Grizzled Skipper

Polyommatus eroides False Eros Blue

Pyrgus melotis

Polyommatus eros Eros Blue

Pyrgus alveus Large Grizzled Skipper

Polyommatus menelaos Taygetos Blue

Pyrgus armoricanus Oberthür's Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus foulquieri Foulquier's Grizzled Skipper

Riodinidae

Pyrgus warrensis Warren's Skipper

Hamearis lucina Duke of Burgundy

Pyrgus serratulae Olive Skipper

Pyrgus carlinae Carline Skipper

Libytheidae

Pyrgus onopordi Rosy Grizzled Skipper

Libythea celtis Nettle-tree Butterfly

Pyrgus cinarae Sandy Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus sidae Yellow-banded Skipper

Danaidae

Pyrgus carthami Safflower Skipper

Danaus plexippus Monarch

Pyrgus andromedae Alpine Grizzled Skipper

Danaus chrysippus Plain Tiger

Pyrgus cacaliae Dusky Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus centaureae Northern Grizzled Skipper

Nymphalidae

Spialia sertorius Red Underwing Skipper

Charaxes jasius Two-tailed Pasha

Spialia orbifer Orbed Red-underwing Skipper

Apatura iris Purple Emperor

Spialia phlomidis Persian Skipper

Apatura ilia Lesser Purple Emperor

Spialia doris Aden Skipper

Apatura metis Freyer's Purple Emperor

Muschampia tessellum Tessellated Skipper

Thaleropis ionia

Muschampia cribellum Spinose Skipper

Limenitis populi Poplar Admiral

Muschampia proto Sage Skipper

Limenitis reducta Southern White Admiral

Muschampia mohammed Barbary Skipper

Limenitis camilla White Admiral

Muschampia leuzeae Algerian Grizzled Skipper

Hypolimnas misippus False Plain Tiger

Carcharodus alceae Mallow Skipper

Neptis sappho Common Glider

Carcharodus tripolinus False Mallow Skipper

Neptis rivularis Hungarian Glider

Carcharodus lavatherae Marbled Skipper

Nymphalis antiopa Camberwell Beauty

Carcharodus boeticus Southern Marbled Skipper

Nymphalis polychloros Large Tortoiseshell

Carcharodus stauderi

Nymphalis xanthomelas Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell

Carcharodus flocciferus Tufted Marbled Skipper

Nymphalis vau-album False Comma

Carcharodus orientalis Oriental Marbled Skipper

Inachis io Peacock Butterfly

Erynnis rages Dingy Skipper

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral

Erynnis marloyi Inky Skipper

Vanessa indica Indian Red Admiral

Heteropterus morpheus Large Chequered Skipper

Vanessa cardui Painted Lady

Carterocephalus palaemon Chequered Skipper

Vanessa virginiensis American Painted Lady

Carterocephalus silvicolus Northern Chequered Skipper

Aglais urticae Small Tortoiseshell

Thymelicus acteon Lulworth Skipper

Polygonum c-album Comma Butterfly

Thymelicus hamza Moroccan Small Skipper

Polygonum egea Southern Comma

Thymelicus lineola Essex Skipper

Araschnia levana Map Butterfly

Thymelicus sylvestris Small Skipper

Argynnis pandora Cardinal

Thymelicus hyrax Levantine Skipper

Argynnis paphia Silver-washed Fritillary

Hesperia comma Silver-spotted Skipper

Argynnis laodice Pallas's Fritillary

Ochlodes venatus Large Skipper

Argynnis aglaja Dark Green Fritillary

Gegenes nostrodamus Mediterranean Skipper

Argynnis adippe High Brown Fritillary

Gegenes pumilio Pigmy Skipper

Argynnis niobe Niobe Fritillary

Borbo borbonica Zeller's Skipper

Argynnis elisa Corsican Fritillary

Pelopidas thrax Millet Skipper

 
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