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Butterflies observed in 2012

(Dates correspond to the first sighting of each species which I have seen during the year. I live in the Rhône département of France where I run a local survey and spend most of my butterfly hours. )

 

Guy Padfield and Matt Rowlings also keep interesting year lists.

 

  Scientific name Vernacular name Date Area
1.  Vanessa atalanta  Red Admiral 01/01/2012 Rhône (69)
2.  Colias crocea  Clouded Yellow 01/01/2012 Rhône (69)
3.  Polygonia c-album  Comma 28/02/2012 Rhône (69)
4.  Inachis io  Peacock 28/02/2012 Rhône (69)
5.  Aglais urticae  Small Tortoiseshell 28/02/2012 Rhône (69)
6.  Nymphalis polychloros  Large Tortoiseshell 02/03/2012 Rhône (69)
7.  Gonepteryx rhamni  Brimstone 13/03/2012 Rhône (69)
8.  Anthocharis cardamines  Orange Tip 13/03/2012 Rhône (69)
9.  Pieris rapae  Small White 13/03/2012 Rhône (69)
10.  Pieris brassicae  Large White 13/03/2012 Rhône (69)
11.  Pararge aegeria  Speckled Wood 23/03/2012 Rhône (69)
12.  Iphiclides podalirius  Scarce Swallowtail 24/03/2012 Rhône (69)
13.  Celastrina argiolus  Holly Blue 24/03/2012 Rhône (69)
14.  Lasiommata megera  Wall Brown 24/03/2012 Rhône (69)
15.  Pieris napi  Green-veined White 24/03/2012 Rhône (69)
16.  Issoria lathonia  Queen of Spain Fritillary 25/03/2012 Rhône (69)
17.  Lycaena phlaeas  Small Copper 25/03/2012 Rhône (69)
18.  Callophrys rubi  Green Hairstreak 25/03/2012 Rhône (69)
19.  Pyrgus malvae  Grizzled Skipper 25/03/2012 Rhône (69)
20.  Clossiana dia  Violet Fritillary 25/03/2012 Rhône (69)
21.  Leptidea sinapis  Wood White 30/03/2012 Rhône (69)
22.  Carcharodus alceae  Mallow Skipper 30/03/2012 Rhône (69)
23.  Papilio machaon  Swallowtail 31/03/2012 Rhône (69)
24.  Erynnis tages  Dingy Skipper 01/04/2012 Rhône (69)
25.  Everes argiades  Short-tailed Blue 01/04/2012 Rhône (69)
26.  Araschnia levana  Map 03/04/2012 Rhône (69)
27.  Tomares ballus  Provence Hairstreak 17/04/2012 Var (83)
28.  Pseudophilotes baton  Baton Blue 17/04/2012 Var (83)
29.  Anthocharis euphenoides  Provence Orange Tip 17/04/2012 Var (83)
30.  Coenonympha pamphilus  Small Heath 17/04/2012 Var (83)
31.  Gonepteryx cleopatra  Cleopatra 17/04/2012 Var (83)
32.  Zerynthia polyxena  Southern Festoon 17/04/2012 Var (83)
33.  Glaucopsyche melanops  Black-eyed Blue 17/04/2012 Var (83)
34.  Nymphalis antiopa  Camberwell Beauty 17/04/2012 Var (83)
35.  Libythea celtis  Nettle-tree Butterfly 17/04/2012 Var (83)
36.  Aricia agestis  Brown Argus 17/04/2012 Var (83)
37.  Polyommatus icarus  Common Blue 17/04/2012 Var (83)
38.  Callophrys avis  Chapman's Green Hairstreak 17/04/2012 Var (83)
39.  Colias alfacariensis  Berger's Clouded Yellow 18/04/2012 Var (83)
40.  Pontia daplidice  Bath White 18/04/2012 Var (83)
41.  Lycaena tityrus  Sooty Copper 22/04/2012 Rhône (69)
42.  Scolitantides orion  Chequered Blue 27/04/2012 Rhône (69)
43.  Pieris mannii  Southern Small White 27/04/2012 Rhône (69)
44.  Everes alcetas  Provençal Short-tailed Blue 27/04/2012 Rhône (69)
45.  Ochlodes venatus  Large Skipper 27/04/2012 Rhône (69)
46.  Melitaea phoebe  Knapweed Fritillary 27/04/2012 Rhône (69)
47.  Spialia sertorius  Red-underwing Skipper 28/04/2012 Rhône (69)
48.  Melitaea cinxia  Glanville Fritillary 28/04/2012 Rhône (69)
49.  Cyaniris semiargus  Mazarine Blue 06/05/2012 Rhône (69)
50.  Mellicta athalia  Heath Fritillary 06/05/2012 Rhône (69)
51.  Cupido minimus  Small Blue 07/05/2012 Rhône (69)
52.  Euphydryas aurinia  Marsh Fritillary 09/05/2012 Rhône (69)
53.  Glaucopsyche alexis  Green-underside Blue 09/05/2012 Rhône (69)
54.  Hamearis lucina  Duke of Burgundy 13/05/2012 Rhône (69)
55.  Melitaea didyma  Spotted Fritillary 13/05/2012 Rhône (69)
56.  Vanessa cardui  Painted Lady 13/05/2012 Rhône (69)
57.  Mellicta parthenoides  Meadow Fritillary 14/05/2012 Rhône (69)
58.  Lysandra bellargus  Adonis Blue 15/05/2012 Rhône (69)
59.  Plebejus argyrognomon  Reverdin's Blue 15/05/2012 Rhône (69)
60.  Limenitis reducta  Southern White Admiral 15/05/2012 Rhône (69)
61.  Lysandra hispana  Provence Chalk-hill Blue 15/05/2012 Rhône (69)
62.  Lasiommata maera  Large Wall Brown 16/05/2012 Rhône (69)
63.  Aporia crataegi  Black-veined White 18/05/2012 Rhône (69)
         
         

 

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