The Butterflies of Bourgogne

Four départements comprise the Bourgogne namely Yonne, Côte D'Or, Nièvre and Saône-et-Loire.


Info from Keith Heaven :

Le Margat, Chaulgnes


Between Nevers and La Charite sur Loire.


Dryad, Glanville Fritillary, Weavers Fritillary, Brown Argus, Mazarine Blue, Small Blue, Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Scarce Swallowtail, Swallowtail, Wood White, Marbled White.


Plateau de Langres

A large area of hilly limestone country. Some interesting butterflies including Large heath and Woodland brown can be found at the Reserve de Marais de Chalmessin at the source of the Tille.


Combe de Lavaux

A steep sided valley in the hills south of Dijon. Species include;

Adonis blue, Pale clouded yellow, Duke of Burgundy and Camberwell beauty.



About 8km SE of Tournus

A varied site with butterflies of note being Marsh fritillary and Large copper.




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