Natural History Photographs


Hasliberg, Switzerland

28 June - 10 July 2008
Nederlands:Vlinders, Schubvleugeligen
English:Moths
Deutsch:Schmetterlinge


Butterflies & Moths
Aphantopus hyperanthus
Hasliberg; 5 July 2008.
Euphydryas aurinia glaciegenita
Authority:(Rottemburg, 1775)
Nederlands:moerasparelmoervlinder
English:Marsh Fritillary
Deutsch:Goldener Scheckenfalter
Svenska:Väddnätfjäril
Français:Damier de la succise
Español:ondas rojas europea
Rhône glacier; 2 July 2008.

When I walked along the edge of the Rhône glacier, a small butterfly passed me and landed on the ice. Although obviously chilled, it still was able to move slowly. After I had photographed the butterfly on this quite remarkable underground, I transferred it to the mud bordering the glacier. It still remained rather frigid - who wouldn't? But when I put it on my hand, it rapidly warmed and flew away!
Lycaena hippothoe
Authority:(Linnaeus, [1760])
Synonyms:Palaeochrysophanus hippothoe
Nederlands:rode vuurvlinder
English:Purple Edged Copper
Deutsch:Lilagold-Feuerfalter
Français:Cuivré écarlate
Español:manto cobrizo
Innertkirchen (ca. 1400 m); 9 July 2008.
L. tityrus subalpinus
Authority:(Poda, 1761)
Synonyms:Heodes tityrus
Nederlands:bruine vuurvlinder
English:Sooty Copper
Deutsch:Brauner Feuerfalter
Français:Cuivré fuligineux
Español:manto oscuro
Innertkirchen (ca. 1400 m); 9 July 2008.
Phengaris arion
Authority:(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms:Maculinea arion
Nederlands:Tijmblauwtje
English:Large Blue
Deutsch:Quendel-Ameisenbläuling
Svenska:Svartfläckig blåvinge
Français:Azuré du serpolet
Español:hormiguera de lunares
Innertkirchen (ca. 1400 m); 9 July 2008.
Cupido minimus
Authority:(Fuessly, 1775)
Nederlands:dwergblauwtje
English:Small Blue
Deutsch:Zwerg-Bläuling
Norsk:Dvergblåvinge
Svenska:Mindre blåvinge
Français:Argus frêle
Español:duende menor
Engstlenalp (ca. 1840 m); 5 July 2008.
Melanargia galathea
Authority:(Linnaeus, 1758)
Nederlands:dambordje
English:Marbled White
Deutsch:Schachbrett
Svenska:Schackbräde
Français:Demi-deuil
Español:medioluto norteña
Hasliberg; 1 July 2008.
Thymelicus lineola
Authority:(Ochsenheimer, 1808)
Nederlands:zwartsprietdikkopje
English:Essex Skipper
Deutsch:Schwarzkolbiger Braundickkopffalter
Norsk:Timoteismyger
Svenska:Mindre tåtelsmygare
Français:Hespérie du dactyle
Hasliberg; 10 July 2008.
Oeneis glacialis
Authority:(Moll, 1785)
English:Alpine Grayling
Deutsch:Gletscherfalter
Rosenlaui; 1 July 2008.
Adscita spec.
Hasliberg (ca. 1600 m); 30 June 2008.
Nemophora metallica
Authority:(Poda, 1761)
Nederlands:gouden langsprietmot
English:Brassy Long-horn
Deutsch:Witwenblumen-Langhornfalter
Hasliberg (ca. 1600 m); 30 June 2008.