Category Archives: Butterflies in Strandja

A near perfect second generation Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyama) in a dry meadow in Strandja.

Spotted Fritillary in Strandja

A near perfect second generation Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyama) in a dry meadow in Strandja. [more_strandja_butterflies]

A Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) lands on a flowerhead. A small flower dislodges and falls down.

Swallowtail Butterfly in Strandja

A Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) lands on a flowerhead. Its wingbeats cause a small flower to dislodge and fall. [more_strandja_butterflies]

A Cardinal butterfly (Argynnis paphia) feeding from nectar

Cardinal Butterfly in Strandja

A Cardinal butterfly (Argynnis paphia) feeding from nectar. [more_strandja_butterflies]

A Blue Argus butterfly (Ultraaricia anteros) rests on a white flower in the early evening sun.

Blue butterfly on flowerhead

A Blue Argus butterfly (Ultraaricia anteros) rests on a flowerhead in the early evening sun. [more_strandja_butterflies]

Southern festoon rests on flowerhead whith 2 ladybirds beneath

Southern festoon butterfly in Strandja

A Southern Festoon butterfly (Zyrynthia polyxena) rests, while two ladybirds are very busy… [more_strandja_butterflies]