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Swallowtail - Papilio machaon © Teresa Farino Swallowtail
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Scientific names of butterflies and moths referred to in Travellers' Nature Guides: Spain

Butterflies referred to in Travellers' Nature Guides: Spain are named for the most part in accordance with Tolman, T & Lewington, R (1997) Butterflies of Britain and Europe. HarperCollins. The scientific names of moths mentioned are taken from Vives Moreno, A (1994) Catálogo Sistemático y Sinonímico de los Lepidópteros de la Península Ibérica y Baleares. Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación, Madrid, with common names following Skinner, B (1998) Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles (Macrolepidoptera). Viking, and Chinery, M (1993) Insects of Britain and Western Europe. HarperCollins.

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Common name Scientific name
Adonis blue Lysandra bellargus
Aetherie fritillary Melitaea aetherie
African grass blue Zizeeria knysna
Agenjo's anomalous blue Agrodiaetus agenjoi
Alcon blue Maculinea alcon
almond-eyed ringlet Erebia alberganus
alpine fritillary Euphydryas aurinia debilis
alpine grizzled skipper Pyrgus andromedae
Amanda's blue Agrodiaetus amanda
American painted lady Vanessa virginiensis
Andalusian anomalous blue Agrodiaetus violetae
Apollo Parnassius apollo
autumn ringlet Erebia neoridas
Bath white Pontia daplidice
Baton blue Pseudophilotes baton
Berger's clouded yellow Colias alfacariensis
black hairstreak Satyrium pruni
black satyr Satyrus actaea
black-eyed blue Glaucopsyche melanops
black-veined white Aporia crataegi
blue-spot hairstreak Satyrium spini
bog fritillary Proclossiana eunomia
bright-eyed ringlet Erebia oeme
brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni
broad-bordered bee hawk-moth Hemaris fuciformis
brown argus Aricia agestis agestis
brown hairstreak Thecla betulae
Camberwell beauty Nymphalis antiopa
cardinal Argynnis pandora
carline skipper Pyrgus carlinae cirsii
Carswell's little blue Cupido carswelli
Catalan furry blue Agrodiaetus fulgens
chalk-hill blue Lysandra coridon
Chapman's green hairstreak Callophrys avis
Chapman's blue Agrodiaetus thersites
Chapman's ringlet Erebia palarica
chequered blue Scolitantides orion
chequered skipper Carterocephalus palaemon
chestnut heath Coenonympha glycerion
Cleopatra Gonepteryx cleopatra
clouded Apollo Parnassius mnemosyne
clouded yellow Colias crocea
comma Polygonia c-album
common blue Polyommatus icarus
common brassy ringlet Erebia cassioides
common tiger blue Tarucus theophrastus
convolvulus hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli
crimson speckled Utetheisa pulchella
Damon blue Agrodiaetus damon
dark green fritillary Argynnis aglaja
de Prunner's ringlet Erebia triaria
death's-head hawk-moth Acherontia atropos
desert orange tip Colotis evagore
dewy ringlet Erebia pandrose
dingy skipper Erynnis tages
dryad Minois dryas
Duke of Burgundy fritillary Hamearis lucina
dusky heath Coenonympha dorus
dusky large blue Maculinea nausithous
dusky meadow brown Hyponephele lycaon
Eros blue Polyommatus eros
Escher's blue Agrodiaetus escheri
Esper's marbled white Melanargia russiae
Essex skipper Thymelicus lineola
false Baton blue Pseudophilotes abencerragus
false dewy ringlet Erebia sthennyo
false grayling Arethusana arethusa
false heath fritillary Melitaea diamina
false ilex hairstreak Satyrium esculi
false mallow skipper Carcharodus tripolinus
fiery clearwing Pyropteron chrysidiformis
Forster's furry blue Agrodiaetus ainsae
furry blue Agrodiaetus dolus
gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus
Gavarnie blue Agriades pyrenaicus
Gavarnie ringlet Erebia gorgone
geranium argus Eumedonia eumedon
geranium bronze Cacyreus marshalli
Glandon blue Agriades glandon
Glandon blue Agriades glandon zullichi
Glanville fritillary Melitaea cinxia
grayling Hipparchia semele
great banded grayling Kanetisa circe
great sooty satyr Satyrus ferula
green hairstreak Callophrys rubi
greenish black-tip Elphinstonia charlonia
green-striped white Euchloe belemia
green-underside blue Glaucopsyche alexis
green-veined white Artogeia napi
grizzled skipper Pyrgus malvae
heath fritillary Mellicta athalia
high brown fritillary Argynnis adippe
holly blue Celastrina argiolus
humming-bird hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum
Iberian marbled white Melanargia lachesis
Idas blue Plebejus idas
ilex hairstreak Satyrium ilicis
Iolas blue Iolana iolas
Jersey tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria
Kew arches Brithys crini
knapweed fritillary Melitaea phoebe
Lang's short-tailed blue Leptotes pirithous
large blue Maculinea arion
large chequered skipper Heteropterus morpheus
large grizzled skipper Pyrgus alveus
large ringlet Erebia euryale
large skipper Ochlodes venatus
large tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros
large wall brown Lasiommata maera
large white Pieris brassicae
Lefèbvre's ringlet Erebia lefebvrei
lesser marbled fritillary Brenthis ino
lesser purple emperor Apatura ilia
lesser spotted fritillary Melitaea trivia
little/small blue Cupido minimus
long-tailed blue Lampides boeticus
Lorquin's blue Cupido lorquinii
Lulworth skipper Thymelicus acteon
lunar double-stripe Minucia lunaris
mallow skipper Carcharodus alceae
map butterfly Araschnia levana
marbled fritillary Brenthis daphne
marbled skipper Carcharodus lavatherae
marbled white Melanargia galathea
marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia
mazarine blue Cyaniris semiargus
meadow brown Maniola jurtina
meadow fritillary Mellicta parthenoides
Mediterranean skipper Gegenes nostrodamus
Meleager's blue Meleageria daphnis
milkweed/monarch Danaus plexippus
Moroccan Orange Tip Anthocharis belia euphenoides
mother-of-pearl blue Plebicula nivescens
mountain Alcon blue Maculinea rebeli
mountain argus Aricia artaxerxes
mountain clouded yellow Colias phicomone
mountain dappled white Euchloe simplonia
mountain fritillary Boloria napaea
mountain ringlet Erebia epiphron
mountain small white Artogeia ergane
nettle-tree butterfly Libythea celtis
Nevada blue Plebicula golgus
Nevada grayling Pseudochazara hippolyte
Niobe fritillary Agrynnis niobe
northern wall brown Lasiommata petropolitana
Oberthür's anomalous blue Agrodiaetus fabressei
Oberthür's grizzled skipper Pyrgus armoricanus
olive skipper Pyrgus serratulae
orange tip Anthocharis cardamines
oriental meadow brown Hyponephele lupina
Osiris blue Cupido osiris
painted lady Vanessa cardui
pale clouded yellow Colias hyale
Panoptes blue Pseudophilotes panoptes
peacock Inachis io
peak white Pontia callidice
pearl-bordered fritillary Clossiana euphrosyne
pearly heath Coenonympha arcania
pebble prominent Eligmodonta ziczac
Piedmont ringlet Erebia meolans
plain tiger Danaus chrysippus
poplar hawk-moth Laothoe populi
Portuguese dappled white Euchloe tagis
Provençal fritillary Mellicta deione
Provençal short-tailed blue Everes alcetas
Provence chalk-hill blue Lysandra hispana
Provence hairstreak Tomares ballus
purple emperor Apatura iris
purple hairstreak Quercusia quercus
purple-edged copper Lycaena hippothoe
purple-shot copper Lycaena alciphron
Queen of Spain fritillary Issoria lathonia
red admiral Vanessa atalanta
red-underwing skipper Spialia sertorius
ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus
Ripart's anomalous blue Agrodiaetus ripartii
rock grayling Hipparchia alcyone
rosy grizzled skipper Pyrgus onorpordi
safflower skipper Pyrgus carthami
sage skipper Muschampia proto
sandy grizzled skipper Pyrgus cinarae
scarce copper Lycaena virgaureae
scarce swallowtail Iphiclides podalirius
Scotch burnet Zygaena exulans
shepherd's fritillary Boloria pales
short-tailed blue Everes argiades
silky ringlet Erebia gorge
silver-spotted skipper Hesperia comma
silver-striped hawk-moth Hippotion celerio
silver-studded blue Plebejus argus
silver-washed fritillary Argynnis paphia
silvery argus Pseudaricia nicias
sloe hairstreak Satyrium acaciae
small copper Lycaena phlaeas
small heath Coenonympha pamphilus
small pearl-bordered fritillary Clossiana selene
small skipper Thymelicus sylvestris
small tortoiseshell Aglais urticae
small white Artogeia rapae
sooty copper Lycaena tityrus
sooty orange tip Zegris eupheme
southern gatekeeper Pyronia cecilia
southern hermit Chazara prieuri
southern marbled skipper Carcharodus boeticus
southern small white Artogeia mannii
southern white admiral Limenitis reducta
Spanish argus Aricia morronensis
Spanish brassy ringlet Erebia hispania
Spanish brown argus Aricia agestis cramera
Spanish chalk-hill blue Lysandra albicans
Spanish festoon Zerynthia rumina
Spanish fritillary Euphydryas desfontainii
Spanish gatekeeper Pyronia bathsheba
Spanish marbled white Melanargia ines
Spanish moon moth Graellsia isabelae
Spanish purple hairstreak Laeosopis roboris
speckled wood Pararge aegeria
spotted fritillary Melitaea didyma
spring ringlet Erebia epistygne
spurge hawk-moth Hyles euphorbiae
striped grayling Pseudotergumia fidia
striped hawk-moth Hyles livornica
swallowtail Papilio machaon
Tau emperor Aglia tau
the hermit Chazara briseis
transparent burnet Zygaena purpuralis
tree grayling Neohipparchia statilinus
tufted marbled skipper Carcharodus flocciferus
turquoise blue Plebicula dorylas
twin-spot fritillary Brenthis hecate
two-tailed pasha Charaxes jasius
violet fritillary Clossiana dia
wall brown Lasiommata megera
wall brown Lasiommata megera paramegaera
water ringlet Erebia pronoe
western dappled white Euchloe crameri
western marbled white Melanargia occitanica
white admiral Limenitis camilla
white-letter hairstreak Satyrium w-album
wood white Leptidea sinapis
woodland brown Lopinga achine
woodland grayling Hipparchia fagi
yellow spotted ringlet Erebia manto
yellow-banded skipper Pyrgus sidae
Zapater's ringlet Erebia zapateri
Zeller's skipper Borbo borbonica
Zephyr blue Plebejus pylaon hespericus
 
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