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Mijanes

Near Mijanes Trout farm

29.07.03

Hesperia comma, Ochlodes venatus
Papilio machaon, Leptidea sinapis , Pieris brassicae, Pieris rapae, Pieris napi
Lycaena phlaeas, Lycaena virgaureae, Lycaena tityrus, Lampides boeticus, Cupido alcetas, Aricia agestis, Polyommatus semiargus, Polyommatus icarus, Polyommatus coridon
Argynnis paphia, Argynnis aglaja, Argynnis adippe, Brenthis ino, Brenthis daphne, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa cardui, Inachis io, Polygonia c-album, Araschnia levana, Melitaea didyma
Pararge aegeria, Coenonympha arcania, Coenonympha pamphilus, Maniola jurtina, Erebia euryale, Erebia manto, Melanargia galathea

Lac sans nomme

29.07.03

Carcharodus alceae, Thymelicus lineola, Thymelicus sylvestris
Leptidea sinapis , Pieris brassicae, Pieris rapae, Pieris napi
Lycaena phlaeas, Cupido alcetas, Aricia agestis, Polyommatus icarus, Polyommatus bellargus
Argynnis paphia, Argynnis aglaja, Argynnis adippe, Brenthis ino, Boloria selene, Boloria dia, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa cardui, Polygonia c-album, Araschnia levana, Nymphalis antiopa, Melitaea phoebe, Apatura iris
Pararge aegeria, Lasiommata megera, Coenonympha pamphilus, Maniola jurtina, Melanargia galathea

Col de Mamare

31.07.03

Pyrgus alveus, Hesperia comma, Ochlodes venata
Leptidea sinapis , Pieris brassicae, Pieris napi, Colias phicomone, Colias croceus
Lycaena phlaeas, Lycaena virgaureae, Plebeius idas, Aricia agestis, Polyommatus icarus, Polyommatus coridon
Argynnis paphia, Argynnis aglaja, Issoria lathonia, Polygonia c-album, Nymphalis antiopa
Lasiommata megera, Lasiommata maera, Coenonympha pamphilus, Pyronia tithonus, Maniola jurtina, Erebia euryale, Erebia manto, Erebia cassioides, Melanargia galathea, Brintesia circe

Gorges de la Frau

30.07.03

Erynnis tages, , Ochlodes venata
Papilio machaon, Leptidea sinapis , Pieris brassicae, Pieris mannii, Pieris rapae, Pieris napi, Colias croceus, Colias alfacariensis, Gonepteryx rhamni
Lycaena phlaeas, Cupido alcetas, Celastrina argiolus, Polyommatus icarus, Polyommatus coridon
Argynnis paphia, Argynnis aglaja, Argynnis adippe, Issoria lathonia, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa cardui, Polygonia c-album, Araschnia levana, Melitaea athalia
Pararge aegeria, Lasiommata megera, Lasiommata maera, Coenonympha arcania, Coenonympha pamphilus, Pyronia tithonus, Maniola jurtina, Melanargia galathea
Possible Pyrgus alveus

 

Montes de Olmes

30.07.03

Erynnis tages, Hesperia comma, Ochlodes venata
Pieris brassicae, Pieris rapae, Pieris napi, Pontia daplidice , Colias croceus, Gonepteryx rhamni
Lycaena phlaeas, Lycaena tityrus, Cupido alcetas, Plebeius argus, Aricia agestis, Polyommatus icarus
Argynnis paphia, Argynnis adippe, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa cardui, Inachis io, Polygonia c-album, Apatura iris
Pyronia tithonus, Maniola jurtina, Erebia manto, Erebia cassioides, Minois dryas

 

Bedeilhac

28.07.03

Erynnis tages, Ochlodes venata
Papilio machaon, Leptidea sinapis , Pieris brassicae, Pieris rapae, Colias croceus, Colias alfacariensis
Lycaena phlaeas, Lampides boeticus, Pseudophilotes baton, Plebeius idas, Aricia agestis, Polyommatus escheri, Polyommatus icarus, Polyommatus coridon
Argynnis paphia, Pararge aegeria, Lasiommata megera, Pyronia tithonus, Maniola jurtina

 

Lac de Mondely

23.07.03

Erynnis tages, Spialia sertorius, Hesperia comma, Ochlodes venata
Iphiclides podalirius
Leptidea sinapis , Pieris brassicae, Pieris rapae, Pieris napi, Colias croceus, Gonepteryx rhamni
Lycaena tityrus, Neozephyrus quercus, Lampides boeticus, Cupido argiades, Cupido alcetas, Celastrina argiolus, Polyommatus icarus
Argynnis paphia, Polygonia c-album, Araschnia levana, Melitaea athalia, Melitaea parthenoides , Limenitis camilla, Limenitis reducta
Pararge aegeria, Lasiommata megera, Pyronia tithonus, Aphantopus hyperantus, Maniola jurtina, Minois dryas

 

Mas díAzil

23.07.03

Leptidea sinapis
Cupido argiades, Plebeius idas, Aricia agestis, Polyommatus thersites, Polyommatus icarus
Boloria dia, Melitaea athalia, Melitaea phoebe
Coenonympha pamphilus, Pyronia tithonus, Maniola jurtina, Melanargia galathea, Minois dryas
Possible: Pyrgus carlinae, Pyrgus armoricanus

 

Massat

A delightfully peaceful village and surrounding countryside. Agricultural land and forest are the main land uses. The list below was over a two week period at the end of August 2001

Species: Scientific: First sighting: Last sighting:
Swallowtail Papilio machaon 25-Aug 25-Aug
Scarce swallowtail Iphiclides podalirius 25-Aug 25-Aug
Large white Pieris brassicae 25-Aug 25-Aug
Small white Artogeia rapae 25-Aug 25-Aug
Green-veined white Artogeia napi 25-Aug 25-Aug
Clouded yellow Colias crocea 25-Aug 25-Aug
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni 25-Aug 25-Aug
Wood white Leptidea sinapis 25-Aug 25-Aug
Sooty copper Lycaena tityrus 25-Aug 25-Aug
Long-tailed blue Lampides boeticus 25-Aug 25-Aug
Short-tailed blue Everes argiades 25-Aug 25-Aug
Holly blue Celastrina argiolus 25-Aug 25-Aug
Purple emperor Apatura iris 25-Aug 25-Aug
Southern white admiral Limenitis reducta 25-Aug 25-Aug
Peacock Inachis io 25-Aug 25-Aug
Red admiral Vanessa atalanta 25-Aug 25-Aug
Comma Polygonia c-album 25-Aug 25-Aug
Map Araschnia levana 25-Aug 25-Aug
Silver washed fritillary Argynnis paphia 25-Aug 25-Aug
Dark-green fritillary Argynnis aglaja 25-Aug 25-Aug
High brown fritillary Argynnis adippe 25-Aug 25-Aug
Heath fritillary Mellicta athalia 25-Aug 25-Aug
Great banded grayling Kanetisa circe 25-Aug 25-Aug
Meadow brown Maniola jurtina 25-Aug 25-Aug
Dusky meadow brown Hyponephele lycaon 25-Aug 25-Aug
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus 25-Aug 25-Aug
Small heath Coenonympha pamphilus 25-Aug 25-Aug
Speckled wood Pararge aegeria 25-Aug 25-Aug
Wall Lasiommata megera 25-Aug 25-Aug
Large wall brown Lasiommata maera 25-Aug 25-Aug
Grizzled skipper Pyrgus malvae 25-Aug 25-Aug
Dingy skipper Erynnis tages 25-Aug 25-Aug
Large skipper Ochlodes venatus 25-Aug 25-Aug

Col d'Agnes

About 30minutes from Massat, a Col at 1580m overlooking the main Pyrenean chain.

Species: Scientific: First sighting: Last sighting:
Large white Pieris brassicae 22-Aug 22-Aug
Small white Artogeia rapae 22-Aug 22-Aug
Pale clouded yellow Colias hyale 22-Aug 22-Aug
Clouded yellow Colias crocea 22-Aug 22-Aug
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni 22-Aug 22-Aug
Small copper Lycaena phlaeas 22-Aug 22-Aug
Brown argus Aricia agestis 22-Aug 22-Aug
Mountain argus Aricia artaxerxes 22-Aug 22-Aug
Chalk-hill blue Lysandra coridon 22-Aug 22-Aug
Common blue Polyommatus icarus 22-Aug 22-Aug
Camberwell beauty Nymphalis antiopa 22-Aug 22-Aug
Red admiral Vanessa atalanta 22-Aug 22-Aug
Comma Polygonia c-album 22-Aug 22-Aug
Marbled white Melanargia galathea 22-Aug 22-Aug
Yellow-spotted ringlet Erebia manto 22-Aug 22-Aug
Water ringlet Erebia pronoe 22-Aug 22-Aug
Meadow brown Maniola jurtina 22-Aug 22-Aug
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus 22-Aug 22-Aug
Small heath Coenonympha pamphilus 22-Aug 22-Aug
Pearly heath Coenonympha arcania 22-Aug 22-Aug
Wall Lasiommata megera 22-Aug 22-Aug
Large skipper Ochlodes venatus 22-Aug 22-Aug
 

Col de Lers

26.07.03

Pieris napi Colias croceus
Argynnis aglaja Vanessa cardui Melitaea athalia
Erebia manto Erebia cassioides

Cirque de Cagataille

26.07.03

Erynnis tages, Pyrgus malvae, Thymelicus sylvestris, Hesperia comma, Ochlodes venata
Leptidea sinapis, Pieris brassicae, Pieris napi, Colias croceus, Gonepteryx rhamni
Lycaena phlaeas, Lycaena virgaureae, Lycaena tityrus, Cupido argiades, Cupido alcetas, Aricia agestis, Polyommatus icarus, Polyommatus coridon
Argynnis aglaja, Argynnis adippe, Boloria euphrosyne, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa cardui, Inachis io, Aglais urticae, Polygonia c-album
Coenonympha pamphilus, Pyronia tithonus, Maniola jurtina, Melanargia galathea

Alas to Arrout           

14.08.02

Species confidently identified:

Large, Mallow and Dingy Skipper
Small, Large, Green Veined, and Wood White, Clouded Yellow, Swallowtail and Scarce Swallowtail
Common Blue, Brown Argus, Idas B., Large Blue and Sooty Copper
Dark Green, Queen of Spain, Silver Washed Fritillary, Comma, Painted Lady, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, White Admiral
Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Heath, Wall, Woodland and Great Banded Ringlet, Speckled Wood

 

Alas Ė Campusan Ė Engomer

18.08.02

Species confidently identified:

Dingy, Large Small, Large Grizzled, Mallow and Silver Spotted Skipper
Small, Large, and Wood White, Clouded Yellow and Bergerís CY, Swallowtail and Scarce Swallowtail
Purple Hairstreak, Adonis, Chalkhill, Common, Idas, Prov. Short Tailed and Long tailed Blue, Brown Argus,  Small and Sooty Copper
Dark Green, Heath, Glanville, Meadow, Queen of Spain, Silver Washed and Spotted Fritillary, Comma, Painted Lady, Peacock, Red Admiral, Map
Dryad, Gatekeeper, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Small Heath, Wall, Woodland and Gt. Banded Ringlet
Possible Foulquiers G Skip

Alas

21&24.07.03

Erynnis tages, Carcharodus alceae, Pyrgus armoricanus, Ochlodes venata
Iphiclides podalirius, Papilio machaon
Leptidea sinapis , Pieris brassicae, Pieris rapae, Pieris napi, Colias croceus, Colias alfacariensis, Gonepteryx rhamni
Lycaena phlaeas, Lycaena tityrus, Lampides boeticus, Cupido argiades, Cupido alcetas, Celastrina argiolus, Maculinea arion, Plebeius idas, Polyommatus icarus, Polyommatus bellargus, Polyommatus coridon
Argynnis paphia, Argynnis adippe, Issoria lathonia, , Brenthis daphne, Boloria dia, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa cardui, Inachis io, Polygonia c-album, Araschnia levana, Melitaea athalia, Melitaea phoebe, Melitaea parthenoides , Limenitis camilla
Pararge aegeria, Lasiommata megera, Lasiommata maera, Coenonympha pamphilus, Pyronia tithonus, Aphantopus hyperantus, Maniola jurtina, Melanargia galathea, Minois dryas, Hipparchia , Brintesia circe
Possible Brenthis ino

 

La Riberot

15.08.02

Large, Tufted Marbled and Silver Spotted Skipper
Small, Large, Green Veined White
Chalkhill, Common, and Holly Blue, Brown Argus
Dark Green, Queen of Spain, Silver Washed Fritillary, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell
Meadow Brown, Small Heath, Speckled Wood
Probable (but not confirmed) Large Ringlet, Oberthurís/Rosy/Alpine Skipper, Large Grizzled Skipper
 
 

La Riberot

25.07.03

Pyrgus alveus, Hesperia comma, Ochlodes venata
Parnassius apollo, Papilio machaon
Leptidea sinapis , Pieris brassicae, Pieris rapae, Pieris napi, Colias croceus, Gonepteryx rhamni
Lycaena phlaeas, Lycaena tityrus, Lampides boeticus, Cupido argiades, Cupido alcetas, Aricia agestis, Polyommatus icarus, Polyommatus coridon
Argynnis paphia, Argynnis aglaja, Argynnis adippe, Issoria lathonia, Vanessa atalanta, Inachis io, Polygonia c-album, Araschnia levana, Limenitis camilla
Pararge aegeria, Lasiommata maera, Aphantopus hyperantus, Maniola jurtina, Erebia euryale
Possible Erebia epiphron

Above Balague

16.08.02         

Species confidently identified:

Large and Dingy Skipper
Brimstone, Small, Large, Green Veined and Wood White, Clouded Yellow, Bergerís CY, Swallowtail and Scarce Swallowtail
Adonis, Common, Chalkhill, Holly, Idas, Large and Prov. Short tailed Blue, Brown Argus, Sooty Copper
Knapweed, Queen of Spain, Violet, Silver Washed Fritillary, Red Admiral
Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Marbled White, Small Heath, Woodland and Gt. Banded Ringlet, Speckled Wood

 

Eylie

17.08.02

Species confidently identified:

Small, Large, Dingy, Mallow, Tufted Marbled and Silver Spotted Skipper
Small, Large, Green Veined, and Wood White, Brimstone, Clouded Yellow,
Chalkhill, Common, Holly and Short Tailed Blue, Brown Argus and Northern BA,  Scarce Copper
Dark Green, High Brown, Niobe, Queen of Spain and Silver Washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Comma, Painted Lady, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell
Wall, Large Wall, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Pearly and Small Heath
Possible Alpine G Skipper

 

Eylie

22.07.03

Erynnis tages, Carcharodus lavatherae, Carcharodus floccifera, Thymelicus sylvestris, Hesperia comma, Ochlodes venata
Parnassius apollo, Iphiclides podalirius
Leptidea sinapis , Pieris brassicae, Pieris rapae, Pieris napi, Pontia daplidice , Colias croceus
Lycaena phlaeas, Lycaena virgaureae, Lampides boeticus, Cupido minimus, Cupido argiades, Cupido alcetas, Celastrina argiolus, Plebeius idas, Aricia agestis, Polyommatus semiargus, Polyommatus icarus, Polyommatus coridon
Argynnis paphia, , Argynnis aglaja, Argynnis adippe, Boloria euphrosyne, Issoria lathonia, Brenthis daphne, Melitaea athalia
Pararge aegeria, Lasiommata megera, Lasiommata maera, Coenonympha arcania, Coenonympha pamphilus, Aphantopus hyperantus, Maniola jurtina, Erebia manto, Erebia meolans, Melanargia galathea, Hipparchia fagi/alcyone
Possible Argynnis niobe
 
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