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Old Saturday 5th May 2012, 21:05   #1
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Mallorca Butterflies

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Does anyone know what butterflies can be found on Mallorca in August in particular around the S'Albufera natural park? Is the queen of spain fritillary a possibility.

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Old Sunday 6th May 2012, 08:13   #2
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Hi Sean

The Balearic Islands have a relatively small list of butterfly species. However, the Queen of Spain Fritillary has been listed as one of them. However, it is not recorded from the Balearic Islands on the Fauna Europaea website, so there may be some doubt.

I've never been there during the summer months but if you do see it in s'Albufera, or anywhere nearby, I would be really interested as it has not been recorded from the reserve.

I've always wondered if it really was present on the Balearic Islands or if they were sightings of the slightly similar-looking Cardinal, which certainly does occur there. I need to try and find the original reference to it being there.

I've just returned from three weeks in the Balearics (two in s'Albufera and one on Cabrera) and saw hardly any butterflies due to it being a late Spring and cool. I was mainly there for the moths, which were also quite poor due to very cold nights. That shouldn't be the case in August!

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Old Sunday 6th May 2012, 08:19   #3
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Hi Sean,
you can find a biodiversity list here, http://www.mallorcaweb.net/salbufera...sitat_2002.pdf Its not in english but it lists all the various life form in the park in latin and if you scroll down you will find the butterflies. finding the english from there should not be to difficult.
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Old Sunday 6th May 2012, 08:22   #4
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Here's a list of the butterflies of s'Albufera, taken from their species catalogue (which is being up-dated at the moment so the nomenclature may not be up-to-date).

A Monarch butterfly was also found there recently but I learnt this trip that this may have been the result of a release of butterflies during a local wedding!

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HESPERIIDAE
Carcharodus alceae
PAPILIONIDAE
Papilio machaon
PIERIDAE
Anthocaris euphenoides
Colias crocea
Gonepteryx cleopatra
Leptidea sinapis
Pieris brassicae
Pieris napi
Pieris rapae
Pontia daplidice
LYCAENIDAE
Aricia cramera
Callophrys rubi
Celastrina argiolus
Lampides boeticus
Leptotes pirithous
Lycaena phlaeas
Polyommatus bellargus
Polyommatus hispana
Polyommatus icarus
Cacyreus marshalli
NYMPHALIDAE
Charaxes jasius
Danaus chrysippus
Nymphalis antiopa
Argynnis pandora
Vanessa atalanta
Vanessa cardui
Coenonympha pamphilus
Lasiommata megera
Maniola jurtina
Pararge aegeria
Hipparchia fidia
Pyronia cecilia
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Thanks Andy and Martin for the info. Martin I will let you know if I come across the fritillary.

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Here's a list of the butterflies of s'Albufera, taken from their species catalogue (which is being up-dated at the moment so the nomenclature may not be up-to-date).

A Monarch butterfly was also found there recently but I learnt this trip that this may have been the result of a release of butterflies during a local wedding!

Martin

HESPERIIDAE
Carcharodus alceae
PAPILIONIDAE
Papilio machaon
PIERIDAE
Anthocaris euphenoides
Colias crocea
Gonepteryx cleopatra
Leptidea sinapis
Pieris brassicae
Pieris napi
Pieris rapae
Pontia daplidice
LYCAENIDAE
Aricia cramera
Callophrys rubi
Celastrina argiolus
Lampides boeticus
Leptotes pirithous
Lycaena phlaeas
Polyommatus bellargus
Polyommatus hispana
Polyommatus icarus
Cacyreus marshalli
NYMPHALIDAE
Charaxes jasius
Danaus chrysippus
Nymphalis antiopa
Argynnis pandora
Vanessa atalanta
Vanessa cardui
Coenonympha pamphilus
Lasiommata megera
Maniola jurtina
Pararge aegeria
Hipparchia fidia
Pyronia cecilia
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