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Personal List of Butterflies Observed in The Montes Universales

27 July - 2 August with Greenwings Holidays

Species Sites Observed Abundance
Mallow Skipper
Marbled Skipper
Southern Marbled Skipper
Tufted Marbled Skipper
Red Underwing Skipper
Sage Skipper
Safflower Skipper
Cinquefoil Skipper
Olive Skipper
Rosy Grizzled Skipper
Large Grizzled Skipper
Essex Skipper
Small Skipper
Lulworth Skipper
Silver-spotted Skipper
Large Skipper

Apollo
Iberian Scarce Swallowtail
Swallowtail

Wood White
Small White
Green-veined White
Southern Small White
Bath White
Clouded Yellow
Berger's Clouded Yellow
Brimstone
Cleopatra

Small Copper
Purple-shot Copper
Iberian Sooty Copper

Spanish Purple Hairstreak
Blue-spot Hairstreak
Ilex Hairstreak
False Ilex Hairstreak
Sloe Hairstreak

Long-tailed Blue
Lang's Short-tailed Blue
Holly Blue
Large Blue
Panoptes Blue
Silver-studded Blue
Idas Blue
Southern Brown Argus
Mountain Argus
Spanish Argus
Turqoise Blue
Mother of Pearl Blue
Chapman's Blue
Common Blue
Escher's Blue
Adonis Blue
Azure Chalkhill Blue
Spanish Chalkhill Blue
Provence Chalkhill Blue
Oberthur's Anomalous Blue
Ripart's Anomalous Blue
Meleager's Blue
Damon Blue

Nettle Tree Butterfly

Silver-washed Fritillary
Cardinal
Dark Green Fritillary
High Brown Fritillary
Niobe Fritillary
Queen of Spain Fritillary
Lesser Marbled Fritillary
Twin-spot Fritillary
Knapweed Fritillary
Spotted Fritillary

Red Admiral
Painted Lady
Peacock
Small Tortoiseshell
Comma
Southern White Admiral

Speckled Wood
Wall Brown
Large Wall Brown
Chestnut Heath
Dusky Heath
Small Heath
Gatekeeper
Southern Gatekeeper
Spanish Gatekeeper
Meadow Brown
Dusky Meadow Brown
Oriental Meadow Brown

Zapater's Ringlet

Esper's Marbled White
Iberian Marbled White
Black Satyr
Rock Grayling
Grayling
Tree Grayling
Striped Grayling
False Grayling
Great Banded Grayling
Hermit
Southern Hermit
Various (4/6 Days)
El Vallecillo & Xavier's Rambla
Xavier's Rambla
Xavier's Rambla
Various (5/6 Days)
Various (4/6 Days)
Nacimiento del Rio Jucar & El Vallecillo
Various (6/6 Days)
Xavier's Rambla, Moscardon & Tragacete
Xavier's Rambla
El Vallecillo
El Vallecillo
Various (4/6 Days)
Moscardon & El Vallecillo
Various (5/6 Days)
Various (3/6 Days)

Nacimiento del Rio Jucar
Various (5/6 Days)
Various (6/6 Days)

El Vallecillo
Various (6/6 Days)
El Vallecillo
Rio Guadalaviar
Xavier's Rambla & Ojos del Cabriel
Various (6/6 Days)
Various (5/6 Days)
Various (5/6 Days)
Xavier's Rambla, Noguera & El Vallecillo

Various (5/6 Days)
Various (3/6 Days)
Noguera, Moscardon & El Vallecillo

Ojos del Cabriel
Various (3/6 Days)
El Vallecillo
El Vallecillo
Various (3/6 Days)

Various (5/6 Days)
Various (3/6 Days)
Ojos del Cabriel
El Vallecillo
El Vallecillo
El Vallecillo
El Vallecillo
Various (5/6 Days)
Sierra Alta
Puerto de Castillo
El Vallecillo & Xavier's Rambla
Various (5/6 Days)
Various (6/6 Days)
Various (6/6 Days)
Moscardon
Xavier's Rambla
Various (4/6 Days)
Various (4/6 Days)
Moscardon
Various (6/6 Days)
Huelamo
Rio Guadalaviar
Various (4/6 Days)

Moscardon

Various (5/6 Days)
Various (3/6 Days)
Various (5/6 Days)
Various (4/6 Days)
Nacimiento del Rio Jucar
Various (5/6 Days)
Various (3/6 Days)
Various (3/6 Days)
El Vallecillo
Xavier's Rambla & Ojos del Cabriel

Moscardon & Ojos del Cabriel
Various (6/6 Days)
Noguera
Puerto de Castillo
Various (4/6 Days)
Moscardon & El vallecillo

El vallecillo
El vallecillo
Noguera
Various (4/6 Days)
Various (5/6 Days)
Various (4/6 Days)
Various (5/6 Days)
Various (6/6 Days)
Noguera
Various (5/6 Days)
Various (5/6 Days)
Various (3/6 Days)

Nacimiento del Rio Jucar & El Vallecillo

Moscardon
Various (6/6 Days)
Pozondon Road & Ojos del Cabriel
Various (6/6 Days)
Various (6/6 Days)
Various (4/6 Days)
Xavier's Rambla
Moscardon & El Vallecillo
Various (5/6 Days)
Xavier's Rambla & El Vallecillo
Xavier's Rambla
Common in singles in the drier habitats
Only seen after scrutinisation of Skippers
Found on careful examination of Skipper
Careful examination required and a single found
Common in singles in various habitats
Common in reasonable numbers in drier habitats & puddling sites
Singles found on several occasions
The commonest Skipper found everywhere
Three specimens found
Careful examination revealed three of these Skippers
A single individual found along the path at El Vallecillo
One discovered at El Vallecillo when carefully checking the small Skippers
Fairly abundant at greener sites
Fresh individuals found at El Vallecillo on both visits
Fairly common at various sites
Singletons found on three occasions

One specimen flying along a ridge at Nacimiento del Rio Jucar
Abundant at many sites especially near water
Abundant and seen daily

A single individual found in the shade at El Vallecillo
Abundant and seen daily
One noted at Nacimiento del Rio Jucar
One found at Rio Guadalaviar on scrutinising the Whites
Most seen along the dry river bed at Xavier's Rambla
Abundant and seen daily
Fairly common in most habitats
Observed at most sites
Occasional sightings throughout the holiday

Observed occasionally at various sites
Fairly abundant on Field Eryngo at Sierra Alta and El Vallecillo
One initially found at Noguera and four observed at Moscardon

One individual found in a sallow above the river at Ojos del Cabriel
Mostly found on Field Eryngo and sites such as El Vallecillo and Pozondon Road
A very worn butterfly found at El Vallecillo
Another worn specimen at El Vallecillo on Field Eryngo
Fairly abundant in small numbers

Singles observed at various sites
Less abundant than the Long-tailed Blue
One puddling beside the stream at Ojos del Cabriel
Extremely worn specimens at El Vallecillo on both visits
A single specimen found by Dave at El Vallecillo on our initial visit there
One or two worn individuals at El Vallecillo
Several found along the track at El Vallecillo
Common in various habitats
I only had one definite sighting of this species at Sierra Alta
Discovered in reasonable numbers at high altitude at a site known to Ken
Mainly found guarding territory along the path at El Vallecillo
Discovered at various sites mainly mud puddling or in shallow streams
Seen most days in good numbers
Fairly common and seen at most sites
A single specimen identified at Moscardon
Found on all visits to Xavier's Rambla
Quite abundant in the less arid habitats we searched
Very common at Xavier's Rambla especially when puddling in the heat
One or two old specimens suspected to be this species at Moscardon
Observed daily in reasonable numbers
A single butterfly considered to be this species found at Huelamo
Single males observed puddling along the Rio Guadalaviar
Regularly sighted away from the really arid habitats

Found by Dave at the livestock watering troughs at Moscardon

Probably the commonest Fritillary based on numbers seen
Only singles noted towards the end of the holiday
Regularly seen but in smaller numbers than Silver-washed Fritillary
Good numbers observed at Noguera and Nacimiento del Rio Jucar
One individual seen at Nacimiento del Rio Jucar
Regularly seen at most sites
Odd worn individuals mainly at El Vallecillo
Initially one found at Moscardon with later specimens at El Vallecillo
One very worn female along the track at El Vallecillo
Three specimens in total with two at Xavier's Rambla

Found feeding on thistles at sites near water
Several individuals found at most sites
Only one observed at Noguera
A single specimen found on Field Eryngo at high altitude
Fairly common being found at various sites
Several coming to water at Moscardon plus one along the track at El Vallecillo

One seen in shade at El Vallecillo
A single specimen in the woods at El Vallecillo
One adrasta form female found by Koenraad at Noguera
Common in grassland
Commonly found mud puddling after feeding at arid sites
Occasional specimens found at various sites
A common butterfly found almost daily
Reasonable numbers of this species found daily
A very worn specimen in long grasses at Noguera
Low numbers at various sites
Fairly common but difficult to separate from the next species
Less common than the above but difficult to identify

One found at Nacimiento del Rio Jucar & further individuals at El Vallecillo

A single found at Moscardon
Fairly common and found regularly
Found at Pozondon Road and on the hillside at the Ojos del Cabriel car park
Found at most sites in small numbers
Individuals found at most sites and seen daily
Quite common at Xavier's Rambla and Pozondon Road
Only found at Xavier's Rambla
First specimens discovered at Moscardon in grassland
Fairly common at most sites but unusually huge numbers at Moscardon
Only found at Xavier's Rambla and Pozondon Road
Xavier's Rambla and Pozondon Road were again the only sites for this rarity








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