Bulgaria Butterflies


The Butterflies of Bulgaria is a good starting point for information.

The sites marked with a green spot above were visited by Mark Ogden on a trip organised by the British-Bulgarian Friendly Society (www.bbfs.org.uk) from 6-21 June 2004. The species list is very impressive, lots of the butterflies were photographed and appear within this website.


Scarce Swallowtail
Eastern Festoon
Clouded Apollo
Black Veined White
Large White
Small White
Southern Small White
Green Veined White
Krueper's Small White
Eastern Dappled White
Eastern Bath White
Small Bath White
Orange Tip
Berger's Clouded Yellow
Clouded Yellow
Wood White
Eastern Wood White
Sloe Hairstreak
Ilex Hair streak
Black Hairstreak
White Letter Hairstreak
Green Hairstreak
Small Copper
Large Copper
Sooty Copper
Purple-shot Copper
Grecian Copper
Balkan Copper
Long-tailed Blue
Little Tiger Blue
Small Blue
Osiris Blue
Holly Blue
Green Underside Blue
Large Blue
Eastern Baton Blue
Iolas Blue
Chequered Blue
Silver-studded Blue
Idas Blue
Reverdin's Blue
Geranium Argus
Blue Argus
Brown Argus
Mazarine Blue
Amanda's Blue
Chapman's Blue
Escher's Blue
Adonis Blue
Common Blue
Duke of Burgundy
Nettle-tree Butterfly
Freyer's Purple Emperor
Poplar Admiral
Southern White Admiral
Camberwell Beauty
Large Tortoiseshell
Red Admiral
Painted Lady
Small Tortoiseshell
Southern Comma
Silver-washed Fritillary
High Brown Fritillary
Dark Green Fritillary
Queen of Spain Fritillary
Twin Spot Fritillary
Marbled Fritillary
Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Weaver's Fritillary
Glanville Fritillary
Knapweed Fritillary
Spotted Fritillary
Lesser Spotted Fritillary
Heath Fritillary
Marbled White
Balkan Marbled White
Eastern Rock Grayling
Great Sooty Satyr
Woodland Ringlet
Meadow Brown
Oriental Meadow Brown
Small Heath
Pearly Heath
Russian Heath
Chestnut Heath
Speckled Wood
Wall Brown
Large Wall Brown
Northern Wall Brown
Lattice Brown
Grizzled Skipper
Large Grizzled Skipper
Oberthur's Grizzled Skipper
Yellow-banded Skipper
Orbed Red-underwing Skipper
Mallow Skipper
Marbled Skipper
Tufted Marbled Skipper
Dingy Skipper
Chequered Skipper
Essex Skipper
Small Skipper
Lulworth Skipper
Large Skipper
Mediterranean Skipper


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