Natural History Photographs


On our way to and away from the valley, we drove along the Rruga Gjecaj, which from the top of the pass onwards is a narrow dirt road. It winds mostly through the forests, with some open places. We stopped a couple of times to explore plants and insects along the road. The landscape shown here is the view from the road to the northern end of the Theth valley.


Callimorpha dominula
Authority:(Linnaeus, 1758)
Nederlands:bonte beer
Deutsch:Schönbär
Limenitis reducta
Authority:Staudinger, 1901
Nederlands:blauwe ijsvogelvlinder
English:Southern White Admiral
Deutsch:Blauschwarzer Eisvogel
Français:Sylvain azuré
Español:ninfa de los arroyos
Satyrus ferula
Authority:(Fabricius, 1793)
English:Great Sooty Satyr
Deutsch:Weißkernauge
Français:Grande Coronide
Español:sátiro ocelado
Polystichum lonchitis
Nederlands:Lansvaren
English:Holly-fern
Deutsch:Lanzenfarn
Français:Polystic en lance
Fragaria vesca
Synonyms:Fragaria sylvestris
Nederlands:Bosaardbei
English:Wild Strawberry
Deutsch:Wald-Erdbeere
Norsk:Markjordbær
Svenska:Skogssmultron
Français:Fraisier des bois
Italiano:fragola comune, fragola selvatica
Español:chordón, fraga, fresal silvestre, fresa silvestre, fresera, magoria, martuel
Sedum ochroleucum
Synonyms:Sedum anopetalum, Sedum verlotii
English:creamy stonecrop
Deutsch:blaßgelber Mauerpfeffer, ockergelbe Fetthenne
Français:orpin à pétales blanc jaunâtre, orpin à pétales dressées, orpin à pétales droits,
orpin à pétales jaune pâle, sédum à pétales droits
Italiano:borracina biancastra
Español:pampajarito
Dactylorhiza saccifera
Authority:(Brongn.) Soó,, 1962
Synonyms:Dactylorchis saccifera (Brongn.) Verm.
Dactylorhiza maculata subsp. saccifera (Brongn.) Diklic
Orchis saccifera Brongn.
English:sack-carrying dactylorhiza
Deutsch:bithynisches Knabenkraut, sackförmiges Knabenkraut
Français:orchis à bourse
Prenanthes purpurea
English:Purple Lettuce
Deutsch:Purpurlattich
Français:Prénanthe pourpre
Italiano:condrilla, lattuga montana
Español:ajonjera, junquerina
Nymphalis antiopa
Authority:(Linnaeus, 1758)
Nederlands:rouwmantel
English:Camberwell Beauty, mourning cloak
Deutsch:Trauermantel
Norsk:Sørgekåpe
Svenska:Sorgmantel
Français:Morio
Español:antiopa
Satyrium w-album
Authority:(Knoch, 1782)
Synonyms:Strymonidia w-album
Nederlands:Iepenpage
English:White Letter Hairstreak
Deutsch:Ulmen-Zipfelfalter
Norsk:Almestjertvinge
Svenska:Almsnabbvinge
Español:rabicorta w-blanca
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