The Butterflies of Corfu

The information outlined in these species descriptions was written with help from Harry. E. Clarke, Mark Colvin, Dan Danahar, Ken & Gillian Elsom, Tony Gould, Anne Sordinas and a host of other CBC volunteers who have contributed to our understanding of the butterflies of Corfu over the years (see specific mentions of different individuals in the species accounts that follow).

As participation in the Corfu Butterfly Survey grows, we expect to be able to expand upon these elementary reviews.

Southern Festoon (Zerynthia polyxena)

Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius)

Southern Swallowtail (Papilio alexanor)

Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)

Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus malvae)

Oberthür's Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus armoricanus)

Hungarian Skipper (Spialia orbifer)

Southern Sage Skipper (Muschampia alto)

Mallow Skipper (Carcharodus alceae)

Oriental Marbled Skipper (Muschampia orientalis)

Lulworth Skipper (Thymelicus acteon)

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus)

Pygmy Skipper (Gegenes pumilio)

Mediterranean Skipper (Gegenes nostrodamus)

Millet Skipper (Pelopidas thrax)

Wood White (Leptidea sinapis)

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)

Cleopatra (Gonepteryx cleopatra)

Clouded Yellow (Colias crocea)

Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines)

Eastern Orange Tip (Anthocharis damone)

Eastern Dappled White (Euchloe ausonia)

Black-veined white (Aporia crataegi)

Eastern Bath White (Pontia edusa)

Large White (Pieris brassicae)

Krueper's Small White (Pieris krueperi)

Small White (Pieris rapae)

Southern Small White (Pieris mannii)

Green-veined White (Pieris napi)

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

Grecian Copper (Lycaena ottomana)

White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album)

Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi)

Purple Hairstreak (Favonius quercus)

Sloe Hairstreak (Satyrium acaciae)

Ilex Hairstreak (Satyrium ilicis)

Little Tiger Blue (Tarucus balkanicus)

Geranium Bronze (Cacyreus marshalli)

Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus)

Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)

Green underside Blue (Glaucopsyche alexis)

Eastern Baton Blue (Pseudophilotes vicrama)

Lang's short-tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous)

Small Blue (Cupido minimus)

Mazarine Blue (Cyaniris semiargus)

Brown Argus (Aricia agestis)

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Southern White Admiral (Limenitis reducta)

Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia)

Cardinal (Argynnis pandora)

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Peacock (Aglais io)

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

Southern Comma (Polygonia egea)

Large Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis polychloros)

Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis antiopa)

Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyma)

Glanville Fritillary (Melitaea cinxia)

Nettle-tree Butterfly (Libythea celtis)

Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus)

Two-tailed Pasha (Charaxes jasius)

Large Wall Brown (Lasiommata maera)

Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera)

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

Lattice Brown (Kirinia roxelana)

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)

Balkan Marbled White (Melanargia larissa)

Tree Grayling (Hipparchia statilinus)

Eastern Rock Grayling (Hipparchia syriaca)

Delattin's Grayling (Hipparchia volgensis)

Great Banded Grayling (Brintesia circe)

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)