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

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Scarce Swallowtail

Iphiclides podalirius

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Southern Swallowtail

Papilio alexanor

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Swallowtail

Papilio machaon

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Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus malvae

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Oberthür's Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus armoricanus

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Hungarian Skipper

Spialia orbifer

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Southern Sage Skipper

Muschampia alto

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Mallow Skipper

Carcharodus alceae

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Oriental Marbled Skipper

Muschampia orientalis

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Lulworth Skipper

Thymelicus acteon

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Small Skipper

Thymelicus sylvestris

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Large Skipper

Ochlodes sylvanus

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Pygmy Skipper

Gegenes pumilio

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Mediterranean Skipper

Gegenes nostrodamus

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Millet Skipper

Pelopidas thrax

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Wood White

Leptidea sinapis

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Brimstone

Gonepteryx rhamni

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Cleopatra

Gonepteryx cleopatra

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Clouded Yellow

Colias crocea

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Orange-tip

Anthocharis cardamines

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Eastern Orange Tip

Anthocharis damone

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Eastern Dappled White

Euchloe ausonia

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Black-veined white

Aporia crataegi

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Eastern Bath White

Pontia edusa

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Large White

Pieris brassicae

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Krueper's Small White

Pieris krueperi

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Small White

Pieris rapae

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Southern Small White

Pieris mannii

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Green-veined White

Pieris napi

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Small Copper

Lycaena phlaeas

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Grecian Copper

Lycaena ottomana

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White-letter Hairstreak

Satyrium w-album

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Green Hairstreak

Callophrys rubi

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Purple Hairstreak

Favonius quercus

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Sloe Hairstreak

Satyrium acaciae

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Ilex Hairstreak

Satyrium ilicis

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Little Tiger Blue

Tarucus balkanicus

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Geranium Bronze

Cacyreus marshalli

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Long-tailed Blue

Lampides boeticus

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Holly Blue

Celastrina argiolus

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Green underside Blue

Glaucopsyche alexis

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Eastern Baton Blue

Pseudophilotes vicrama

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Lang's short-tailed Blue

Leptotes pirithous

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Small Blue

Cupido minimus

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Mazarine Blue

Cyaniris semiargus

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Brown Argus

Aricia agestis

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Common Blue

Polyommatus icarus

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Southern White Admiral

Limenitis reducta

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Queen of Spain Fritillary

Issoria lathonia

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Cardinal

Argynnis pandora

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Silver-washed Fritillary

Argynnis paphia

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Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

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Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta

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Peacock

Aglais io

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Small Tortoiseshell

Aglais urticae

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Comma

Polygonia c-album

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Southern Comma

Polygonia egea

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Large Tortoiseshell

Nymphalis polychloros

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Camberwell Beauty

Nymphalis antiopa

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Spotted Fritillary

Melitaea didyma

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Glanville Fritillary

Melitaea cinxia

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Nettle-tree Butterfly

Libythea celtis

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Plain Tiger

Danaus chrysippus

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Two-tailed Pasha

Charaxes jasius

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Large Wall Brown

Lasiommata maera

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Wall Brown

Lasiommata megera

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Speckled Wood

Pararge aegeria

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Lattice Brown

Kirinia roxelana

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Small Heath

Coenonympha pamphilus

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Balkan Marbled White

Melanargia larissa

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Tree Grayling

Hipparchia statilinus

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Eastern Rock Grayling

Hipparchia syriaca

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Delattin's Grayling

Hipparchia volgensis

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Great Banded Grayling

Brintesia circe

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Meadow Brown

Maniola jurtina

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