Natural History Photographs


On the morning of our final day in Albania, we went back in the direction of Thore pass, to explore a small crossroad with copious hedges of flowering European dwarf elder, Sambucus ebulus. Various less common butterflies were present, with a first opportunity for me to take photos of the European beak or nettle-tree butterfly, Libythea celtis. Moreover, this was the only location where I found the mountain Apollo, Parnassius apollo.


Satyrium spini
Authority:([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Synonyms:Strymonidia spini
English:Blue Spot Hairstreak
Deutsch:Kreuzdorn-Zipfelfalter
Français:Thécla des nerpruns
Español:rabicorta de mancha azul
Argynnis paphia ♂
Authority:(Linnaeus, 1758)
Nederlands:keizersmantel
English:Silver Washed Fritillary
Deutsch:Kaisermantel, Silberstrich
Norsk:Keiserkåpe
Svenska:Silverstreckad pärlemorfjäril
Français:Tabac d'Espagne
Español:nacarada pafia
Atropa bella-donna
Authority:L. 1753
Synonyms:Belladonna baccifera Lam., Boberella bella-donna (L.) E.H.L.Krause
Nederlands:Wolfskers, belladonna, slaapbes
English:Deadly Nightshade
Deutsch:gemeine Tollkirsche, gewöhnliche Tollkirsche
Svenska:vanlig belladonna
Français:belladonne commune, belle cerise, belle dame, bouton noir, cerise du diable,
cerise empoisonnée, guigne de côte, mandragore baccifère, morelle furieuse
Italiano:belladonna, belladonna comune
Español:belladama, belladona, belladona común, solano furioso
Limenitis reducta
Authority:Staudinger, 1901
Nederlands:blauwe ijsvogelvlinder
English:Southern White Admiral
Deutsch:Blauschwarzer Eisvogel
Français:Sylvain azuré
Español:ninfa de los arroyos
Satyrium spini
Authority:([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Synonyms:Strymonidia spini
English:Blue Spot Hairstreak
Deutsch:Kreuzdorn-Zipfelfalter
Français:Thécla des nerpruns
Español:rabicorta de mancha azul
Parnassius apollo
Authority:(Linnaeus, 1758)
Nederlands:Apollovlinder
English:Apollo
Deutsch:Roter Apollo
Norsk:Apollosommerfugl
Svenska:Apollofjäril
Français:Apollon
Español:apolo
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
Coenonympha arcania
Authority:(Linnaeus, [1760])
Español:ocelada banda blanca
Libythea celtis
Authority:(Laicharting, 1782)
Nederlands:Snuitvlinder
English:Nettle Tree Butterfly
Deutsch:Zürgelbaum-Schnauzenfalter
Français:Échancré
Español:mariposa del almez
Scolitantides orion
Authority:(Pallas, 1771)
English:Chequered Blue
Deutsch:Fetthennen-Bläuling
Norsk:Klippeblåvinge
Svenska:Fetörtsblåvinge
Français:Azuré des orpins
Español:abencerraje orión