The Full Wiki

More info on List of butterflies of Menorca

List of butterflies of Menorca: Map

Advertisements
  

Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:

Menorcamarker is a small island in the Mediterranean Seamarker belonging to Spainmarker, with a population of approximately 88,000. It is located 39°47' to 40°00'N, 3°52' to 4°24'E. There is good data on the butterflies of Menorca although it is not easy to find as most field guides do not give data on the smaller mediterranean islands. A good source in english is http://turismenatural.obsam.cat/en/papallones/ which lists 26 species and gives data on flight period and abundance.

Butterflies can be seen in all months of the year but the best months are May to September, the only butterfly not to fly in this period is the Green hairstreak which flys from February to April.

Papilionidae

Swallowtail, Menorca
Swallowtails.







Pieridae

Cleopatra, Algendar gorge, Menorca
Whites

Nymphalidae

Satyrinae

Browns.

Danainae

Monarchs.

The plain tiger is a migrant that is sometimes seen on Menorca.

Nymphalinae



Lycaenidae

Small copper, Binigaus, Menorca
Blues.




Geranium Bronze sitting on a geranium leaf, Cala Alcaufa, Menorca


The Geranium bronze is not a native to Menorca. In 1990 was introduced, accidentally, to Mallorcamarker on imported Pelargonium from South Africa. The butterflies quickly spread to Menorca and other islands as well as to southern Spain and Italy. They are often seen in gardens on geranium plants.


See also



Cited References



External links

  • http://turismenatural.obsam.cat/en/papallones/
  • http://www.obsam.cat/documents/comunicacions/Aportacions-ropalocers.pdf



Embed code:
Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message