Rest of Europe - Butterflies

On this page you will find pictures of butterflies photographed by me in Austria, England, Germany, Greece, Madeira, Poland, Spain and Turkey.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Large Skipper - Groot Dikkopje
  2. Small Copper - Kleine Vuurvlinder
  3. Madeira Small Copper - Madeirense Kleine Vuurvlinder
  4. Lang's Short-tailed Blue - Klein Tijgerblauwtje
  5. Silver-washed Fritillary - Keizersmantel
  6. Cardinal - Kardinaalsmantel
  7. Small Tortoiseshell - Kleine Vos
  8. Red Admiral - Atalanta
  9. Painted Lady - Distelvlinder
  10. Tree Grayling - Kleine Heivlinder
  11. Eastern Rock Grayling - Balkanboswachter
  12. Small Heath - Hooibeestje
  13. Turkish Meadow Brown - Levant Bruin Zandoogje
  14. Speckled Wood - Bont Zandoogje
  15. Clouded Yellow - Oranje Luzernevlinder
  16. Large White - Groot Koolwitje
  17. Small White - Klein Koolwitje
  18. Green-veined White - Geaderd Witje
  19. Mother of Pearl - Netelmot
  20. Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth - Spinaziemot
  21. Grass Webworm - Herpetogramma licarsisalis
  1. Oak Hook-tip - Gele Eenstaart
  2. Scalloped Hook-tip - Bleke Eenstaart
  3. Rosy Footman - Rozenblaadje
  4. Jersey Tiger - Spaanse Vlag
  5. Nun Moth (Black Arches) - Nonvlinder
  6. Peacock - Klaverblaadje
  7. Tawny-barred Angle - Gerimpelde Spanner
  8. Bordered Beauty - Puntige Zoomspanner
  9. Canary-shouldered Thorn - Geelschouderspanner
  10. Purple Thorn - Halvemaanvlinder
  11. Vestal - Roodstreepspanner
  12. Maiden's Blush - Gestippelde Oogspanner
  13. Drinker - Rietvink
  14. Large Ear - Hoogveenvlekuil
  15. Large Yellow Underwing - Huismoeder
  16. Silver Y - Gamma-uil
  17. Spectacle - Brandnetelkapje
  18. Lesser Swallow Prominent - Berkenbrandvlerkvlinder
  19. Pale Prominent - Snuitvlinder
  20. Pine Hawkmoth - Dennenpijlstaart
  21. Zygaena sp. - Zygaena sarpedon

Large Skipper
Groot Dikkopje
(Ochlodes sylvanus)
Bregenz, Austria
11 July 2013
Small Copper
Kleine Vuurvlinder
(Lycaena phlaeas)

Istanbul, Turkey
23 September 2012

Madeira Small Copper
Madeirense Kleine Vuurvlinder
(Lycaena phlaeas phlaeoides)
Madeira
1 November 2013

This Small Copper subspecies is endemic to the island of Madeira.

Lang's Short-tailed Blue
Klein Tijgerblauwtje
(Leptotes pirithous)

Madeira
1 November 2013

Leptotes pirithous is a small butterfly with a wingspan of 21–29 mm in males and 24–30 mm in females. The uppersides of the wings are purple bluish in males, bluish-brown in females.

Silver-washed Fritillary
Keizersmantel (Argynnis paphia)
Lesvos, Greece
24 April 2010
Cardinal
Kardinaalsmantel
(Argynnis pandora)
Santa Marta de Magasca, Spain
23 August 2011
Small Tortoiseshell
Kleine Vos (Aglais urticae)
Pfänder Mountain, Bregenz, Austria
12 July 2013
Red Admiral
Atalanta (Vanessa atalanta)
Rieselfelder, Münster, Germany
15 August 2012
Painted Lady
Distelvlinder (Vanessa cardui)
Brownsea Island, England
8 August 2009

Tree Grayling
Kleine Heivlinder
(Hipparchia statilinus)

Monfragüe National Park, Spain
25 August 2011

Eastern Rock Grayling
Balkanboswachter (Hipparchia syriaca)
Butterfly Valley, Petaloúdes, Rhodes, Greece
26 September 2012

This H. syriaca lives in South East Europe and has only limited overlap, if any, with the extremely similar H. alcyone, who lives in Central East Europe. Much more problematic is H. fagi, that shares almost the entire range of H. syriaca. However, according to some authors, on most of the islands of Greece, including Rhodes, only H. syriaca occur, so I am pretty confident my butterfly at Rhodes is H. syriaca.

Small Heath
Hooibeestje
(Coenonympha pamphilu)
Ujscie Warty National Park, Poland
16 August 2012
Turkish Meadow Brown
Levant Bruin Zandoogje
(Maniola telmessia)
Lesvos, Greece
2 May 2010

Speckled Wood
Bont Zandoogje
(Pararge aegeria)
Madeira
1 November 2013

Madeira is home to two species of Speckled Wood Butterfly. The very similar Madeiran Speckled Wood (Pararge xiphia), which I unfortunately didn't see and which is significantly larger than P. aegeria, is endemic to Madeira and is common at mid to high altitudes, within and around the edges of the indigenous Laurel Forest. P. aegeria was first recorded on Madeira in 1976 and may responsible for the decline of P. xiphia.

Clouded Yellow
Oranje Luzernevlinder
(Colias croceus)
Villarreal de San Carlos, Extremadura, Spain
4 May 2012
Large White
Groot Koolwitje (Pieris brassicae)
Istanbul, Turkey
23 September 2012
Small White
Klein Koolwitje (Pieris rapae)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Green-veined White
Geaderd Witje (Pieris napi)
Mainau Island, Bodensee, Germany
9 July 2013
Mother of Pearl
Netelmot (Pleuroptya ruralis)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth
Spinaziemot
(Spoladea recurvalis)

Madeira
7 November 2013

Grass Webworm
Herpetogramma licarsisalis
Madeira
31 October 2013

Oak Hook-tip
Gele Eenstaart (Drepana binaria)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Scalloped Hook-tip
Bleke Eenstaart
(Falcaria lacertinaria)

Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Rosy Footman
Rozenblaadje
(Miltochrista miniata)

Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Jersey Tiger
Spaanse Vlag
(Euplagia quadripunctaria)

Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Nun Moth (Black Arches)
Nonvlinder (Lymantria monacha)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Peacock
Klaverblaadje (Macaria notata)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Tawny-barred Angle
Gerimpelde Spanner
(Macaria liturata)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009

Bordered Beauty
Puntige Zoomspanner
(Epione repandaria)

Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009

Canary-shouldered Thorn
Geelschouderspanner
(Ennomos alniaria)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009

Purple Thorn
Halvemaanvlinder
(Selenia tetralunaria)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Vestal
Roodstreepspanner
(Rhodometra sacraria)

Istanbul, Turkey
23 September 2012
Maiden's Blush
Gestippelde Oogspanner
(Cyclophora punctaria)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Drinker
Rietvink (Euthrix potatoria)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Large Ear
Hoogveenvlekuil
(Amphipoea lucens)

Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Large Yellow Underwing
Huismoeder (Noctua pronuba)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Silver Y
Gamma-uil (Autographa gamma)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Spectacle
Brandnetelkapje
(Abrostola triplasia)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Lesser Swallow Prominent
Berkenbrandvlerkvlinder
(Pheosia gnoma)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Pale Prominent
Snuitvlinder (Pterostoma palpina)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Pine Hawkmoth
Dennenpijlstaart (Sphinx pinastri)
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Zygaena sp.
Zygaena sarpedon
Embalse de Talavan, Extremadura, Spain
3 May 2012
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