Natural History Photographs


After the car troubles had been temporarily resolved - i.e., we had a substitute car for the time being - this was the first opportunity to reach further away destinations. I chose Prarayer since it looked we could get high up by car. When we arrived, Sunday morning, it turned out that this destination was rather crowded at the end of the road (at the beginning of the artificial lake). We had to walk all the way along the lake before I got the opportunity to get somewhat higher up the mountains. Though not an ideal situation, I found some typical alpine flowers and butterflies, so I was happy to be 'back in business,' so to speak.


Biscutella laevigata
Authority:Linnaeus, 1771
English:Buckler mustard
Deutsch:Glattes Brillenschötchen
Français:Biscutelle
Italiano:biscutella montanina
Español:anteojiotos, anteojitos, anteojos, irbiana
Scutellaria alpina
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
English:alpine skullcap
Deutsch:Alpen-Helmkraut
Français:scutellaire alpine, scutellaire des Alpes
Italiano:scutellaria delle Alpi
Español:tercianaria alpina, tercianera alpina
Bupleurum ranunculoides
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
Deutsch:Hahnenfuss-Hasenohr
Français:Buplèvre à feuilles de graminées
Italiano:bupleuro falsa carice, bupleuro ranunculoide
Plebejus idas
Authority:(Linnaeus, [1760])
Synonyms:Lycaeides idas
Nederlands:vals heideblauwtje
English:Idas Blue
Deutsch:Idas-Bläuling, Ginster-Bläuling
Norsk:Idasblåvinge
Svenska:Hedblåvinge
Français:Azuré du genêt
Español:esmaltada sencilla
Podarcis muralis
Authority:Laurenti, 1768
Nederlands:muurhagedis
English:Common wall lizard
Deutsch:Mauereidechse
Svenska:Murödlan
Français:Lézard des murailles
Italiano:lucertola muraiola
Español:lagartija roquera
Aricia artaxerxes
Authority:(Fabricius, 1793)
English:Mountain Argus
Deutsch:Großer Sonnenröschen-Bläuling
Norsk:Sankthansblåvinge
Svenska:Midsommarblåvinge
Français:Argus de l'hélianthème
Campanula barbata
Authority:Linnaeus, 1759
Deutsch:Bärtige Glockenblume
Norsk:Skjeggklokke
Français:Campanule barbue
Italiano:campanula barbata
Centaurea uniflora
Authority:Turra, 1765
English:plume knapweed
Deutsch:einköpfige Flockenblume
Français:centaurée monocéphale, centaurée à un capitule, centaurée à une tête
Italiano:centaurea uniflora, fiordaliso unifloro
Parnassia
palustris
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
Nederlands:Parnassia
English:Grass-of-Parnassus
Deutsch:Sumpf-Herzblatt
Norsk:Jåblom
Svenska:Slåtterblomma
Français:Parnassie des marais
Italiano:cespuglio di Parnasso, fiore del Parnasso, parnassia
Español:grama del Parnaso, hepática blanca, hierba del Parnaso

Hyles gallii
Authority:(Rottemburg, 1775)
Nederlands:walstropijlstaart
Deutsch:Labkrautschwärmer
Daphne mezereum
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
Nederlands:Rood peperboompje
English:mezereon, paradise plant
Deutsch:Echtseidelbast, gemeiner Seidelbast, Kellerhals, Zilander
Norsk:tysbast
Svenska:tibast
Français:bois d'oreilles, bois gentil, daphné bois-joli, lauréole femelle,
daphné morillon
Italiano:camelea, dafne mezereo, fior di stecco, laureola femmina, mezzereo
Español:laureola hembra, leño gentil, loriguillo, matacabras, mecereon, torvisco
Erebia montana
Authority:(Prunner, 1798)
English:Marbled Ringlet
Erebia alberganus
English:Almond Eyed Ringlet
Deutsch:Mandeläugiger Mohrenfalter
Français:Moiré lancéolé
Erebia melampus
Authority:(Fuessly, 1775)
English:Lesser Mountain Ringlet
Deutsch:Kleiner Mohrenfalter
Français:Moiré des pâturins
Erebia aethiops
Authority:(Esper, 1777)
Nederlands:zomererebia
English:Scotch Argus
Deutsch:Graubindiger Mohrenfalter
Français:Moiré sylvicole
Erebia arvernensis
Authority:Oberthür, 1908
Español:erebia irisada
Lycaena virgaureae
Authority:(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms:Heodes virgaureae
Nederlands:morgenrood
English:Scarce Copper
Deutsch:Dukatenfalter
Français:Cuivré de la verge-d'or
Español:manto de oro
Lilium martagon
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
Nederlands:Turkse lelie
English:Martagon Lily
Deutsch:Türkenbund
Norsk:Krolllilje
Svenska:Krollilja
Français:Lis martagon
Italiano:giglio martagone
Español:ajo del antojil, azucena silvestre, flor de un dia, lirio amarillo, lirio bravo,
lirio navarro, lirio silvestre, martagón común, samarro
Coenonympha gardetta
Authority:(Prunner, 1798)
English:Alpine Heath
Deutsch:Alpen-Wiesenvögelchen
Français:Satyrion
Hylotelephium anacampseros
Authority:(L.) H.Ohba, 1977
Synonyms:Sedum anacampseros Linnaeus, 1753
English:Love-restoring Stonecrop
Deutsch:Rundblättriges Fettkraut
Français:Orpin anacampséros
Gentianella campestris
Authority:(L.) Börner, 1912
Synonyms:Gentiana campestris Linnaeus, 1753
Nederlands:Veldgentiaan
English:Field Gentian
Deutsch:Enzianelle, Feldenzian
Norsk:Bakkesøte
Français:Gentiane champêtre, Gentiane des champs
Italiano:genzianella campestre
Sempervivum arachnoideum
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
English:Cobweb House-leek
Deutsch:Spinnweb-Hauswurz
Français:Joubarbe aranéeuse
Italiano:semprevivo ragnateloso