Sunday, 13 May 2018

Bulgaria 2018 Butterflies and Moths

I'll stick these up here to put the pressure on to id them at some point- please feel free to step in with any proposed identifications.
Previous attempts of this subject HERE

Grizzled Skipper sp- In Bulgaria species listed are Grizzled, Large Grizzled, Olive, Oberthur's, Sandy, Yellow-banded, Safflower, Alpine and Dusky. 
Lesser Spotted Fritillary 

Queen of Spain Fritillary (thanks Roger Payne for id) 
Four-spotted, Tyta luctuosa (cheers Roger for id) 
probably Eastern Baton Blue, Pseudophilotes vicrama (thanks Roger) 
Geometrician, Grammodes stolida (cheers Roger) 


Small Heath 


Lesser-spotted Fritillary, Mellitaea trivia (cheers Roger) 
Spotted Fritillary, Melitaea didyma (cheers Roger) 

I think most of these Fritillaries are Lesser Spotted 
Queen of Spain Fritillary
Mallow Skipper ?
Speckled Yellow 


Hairstreak sp? 
Oecophora bractella (thanks Roger for id) 
Southern White Admiral 
Forester sp? 

4 comments:

Arjun Dutta said...

They all look stunning!

Peter Alfrey said...

So much stunning stuff in Bulgaria!

Arjun Dutta said...

One of my best friend at school is from Bulgaria - planning a trip there now!

Peter Alfrey said...

You will love it! One of the most biodiverse countries in Europe- if I recall correctly Spain and Bulgaria are the most nature rich European countries.