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Date:2009-07-04 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Crimea, Yalta municipality, Ai-Petri yayla, 1100-1200 m.
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Mostly sunny.


  1. Iphiclides podalirius. At least one.

  2. Pieris brassicae. Common.

  3. Pieris napi. Common.

  4. Colias crocea. One.

  5. Satyrium spini. One.

  6. Cupido osiris. One.

  7. Plebejus idas. Very common.

  8. Plebejus argus. Several.

  9. Polyommatus icarus. At least one.

  10. Agrodiaetus pljushtchi. Extremely local, found on very steep slopes. Seen less than 10 butterflies, all but one were males.

  11. Meleageria daphnis. Two.

  12. Argynnis paphia. One.

  13. Issoria lathonia. Common.

  14. Brenthis hecate. Very common.

  15. Vanessa atalanta. One.

  16. Vanessa cardui. Very common.

  17. Inachis io. One.

  18. Aglais urticae. Two.

  19. Nymphalis polychloros. One.

  20. Mellicta aurelia. Two, reported by Sergiy Trotsenko.

  21. Coenonympha glycerion. Very common.

  22. Hipparchia pellucida. Several.

  23. Pseudochasara euxina. Common.


Many thanks to Alexandr Kovalchuk, Vladimir Savchuk and Rostislav Gerasimov for the useful information about the butterflies of Ai-Petri, and also to Valeriy, our host.

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Date:2009-07-03 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Crimea: Sudak municip., Grushevka, Kholodovka; Belogorsk distr., Kurskoe. Bor-Kaya range
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A chalk and limestone mountain with oak forest on top and steppe on southern slopes. Meadows in a river valley.


  1. Papilio machaon. Two.

  2. Iphiclides podalirius. Common.

  3. Leptidea sinapis/reali. Common to very common.

  4. Aporia crataegi. Common near the river.

  5. Pieris rapae. Common.

  6. Pieris napi. Very common.

  7. Pontia edusa. Several.

  8. Colias crocea. Common.

  9. Colias hyale. Common.

  10. Lycaena phlaeas. Several.

  11. Lycaena thersamon. One female hit by a car.

  12. Satyrium spini. Common.

  13. Satyrium acaciae. Common near the river.

  14. Cupido minimus. One.

  15. Cupido osiris. Several.

  16. Everes alcetas. Locally common near the river.

  17. Celastrina argiolus. Common.

  18. Pseudophilotes vicrama. Three.

  19. Maculinea arion. Two.

  20. Plebejus argus. Common.

  21. Aricia agestis. Abundant.

  22. Plebicula thersites. Common on top.

  23. Polyommatus icarus. Very common.

  24. Agrodiaetus ripartii. Locally common.

  25. Meleageria daphnis. Three males.

  26. Lysandra bellargus. Two males.

  27. Argynnis paphia. Very common.

  28. Argynnis pandora. Very common.

  29. Argynnis adippe. Three.

  30. Issoria lathonia. Common.

  31. Vanessa cardui. Very common.

  32. Polygonia c-album. One, observed by Sergiy Trotsenko near the river.

  33. Mellicta aurelia. Three, observed by Sergiy Trotsenko.

  34. Coenonympha pamphilus. Rare.

  35. Maniola jurtina. Common.

  36. Melanargia galathea. Abundant.

  37. Satyrus ferula. Common on top.

  38. Hipparchia fagi. Several butterflies in a sparse forest.

  39. Hipparchia pellucida. Several.

  40. Brintesia circe. Common.


Also Erynnis tages, Carcharodus sp., Pyrgus sp., Thymelicus sp., Ochlodes sylvanus.

Thanks to Sergiy Tsykal and Sergiy Trotsenko.

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Date:2009-07-02 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Crimea: Sudak municip., Echki-Dag, 300-500 m; Theodosia municip., Shchebetovka, 100-300 m
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Hot and sunny.


  1. Papilio machaon. Two or three, observed by Sergiy Trotsenko.

  2. Iphiclides podalirius. Common.

  3. Leptidea sinapis/reali. Common to very common.

  4. Pieris brassicae. Two.

  5. Pieris rapae. Common.

  6. Pieris napi. Common.

  7. Pontia edusa. Two, observed by Sergiy Trotsenko.

  8. Colias crocea. Common.

  9. Colias hyale. About five.

  10. Lycaena phlaeas. Several.

  11. Satyrium acaciae. One, observed by Sergiy Trotsenko.

  12. Satyrium spini. One female.

  13. Cupido osiris. One female.

  14. Plebejus argus. One worn male.

  15. Aricia agestis. Abundant.

  16. Plebicula thersites. Two males.

  17. Polyommatus icarus. Common.

  18. Agrodiaetus damocles krymaeus. Locally common.

  19. Meleageria daphnis. Very common.

  20. Libythea celtis. One, observed by Sergiy Tsykal.

  21. Argynnis paphia. Very common, local.

  22. Argynnis pandora. Common.

  23. Argynnis adippe. One.

  24. Issoria lathonia. Several.

  25. Brenthis hecate. Three.

  26. Vanessa cardui. Very common.

  27. Lasiommata megera. Two.

  28. Maniola jurtina. Common.

  29. Melanargia galathea. Very common to abundant.

  30. Satyrus ferula. Very common in the stony steppe.

  31. Hipparchia fagi. Locally common.

  32. Hipparchia pellucida. Common to very common.

  33. Brinthesia circe. Abundant.

  34. Chasara persephone. Locally common.



Thanks to Sergiy Trotsenko and Sergiy Tsykal.

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Date:2009-07-01 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Crimea, Theodosia municipality, Krasnokamenka village, Sandyk-Kaya range. 200-700 m
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Juniper scrub, dry mountain steppe, oak forest.


  1. Papilio machaon. Several.

  2. Iphiclides podalirius. One, observed by Sergiy Trotsenko.

  3. Leptidea sinapis/reali. Common to very common.

  4. Pieris brassicae. One male.

  5. Pieris napi. Common to very common.

  6. Pontia edusa. One.

  7. Colias crocea. Common.

  8. Satyrium spini. Common.

  9. Cupido minimus. One or two.

  10. Aricia agestis. Abundant.

  11. Polyommatus icarus. Common.

  12. Agrodiaetus damocles krymaeus. One.

  13. Meleageria daphnis. Very common.

  14. Argynnis paphia. Locally common.

  15. Argynnis pandora. Common.

  16. Argynnis adippe. One.

  17. Issoria lathonia. One.

  18. Brenthis hecate. Very common, local.

  19. Vanessa atalanta. One, observed by Sergiy Trotsenko.

  20. Vanessa cardui. Very common.

  21. Nymphalis poychloros. One.

  22. Pararge aegeria. One.

  23. Lasiommata megera. Several.

  24. Aphantopus hyperantus. One, observed by Sergiy Trotsenko.

  25. Maniola jurtina. Locally common.

  26. Melanargia galathea. Very common to abundant.

  27. Satyrus ferula. Very common in the mountain steppe.

  28. Hipparchia pellucida. Common.

  29. Brintesia circe. Abundant.


Thanks to Sergiy Trotsenko.

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Date:2009-06-28 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Chernihiv region, Kulykivka district, Budyshche village
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9.30-14.00. Sunny, 25-30 degrees Celsius.


  1. Papilio machaon. Two.

  2. Leptidea sinapis/reali. Common to very common.

  3. Pieris rapae. Common.

  4. Pieris napi. Common.

  5. Pontia edusa. One.

  6. Gonepteryx rhamni. Several males.

  7. Lycaena alciphron. One male.

  8. Everes argiades. Several males.

  9. Celastrina argiolus. Common to very common.

  10. Plebejus argus. Very common, mostly worn.

  11. Plebejus argyrognomon/idas. Two.

  12. Plebicula amanda. Locally common, worn.

  13. Polyommatus icarus. Very common to abundant.

  14. Meleageria daphnis. Several males.

  15. Argynnis aglaja. Locally common.

  16. Issoria lathonia. Several.

  17. Clossiana dia. Two.

  18. Vanessa atalanta. One.

  19. Vanessa cardui. Common.

  20. Polygonia c-album. Very common on forest paths.

  21. Araschnia levana. Common.

  22. Melitaea cinxia. Two worn butterflies.

  23. Melitaea diamina. Three.

  24. Mellicta aurelia/britomartis. One or two.

  25. Mellicta athalia. Locally common.

  26. Apatura ilia. Abundant on forest paths, drinking water at paddles.

  27. Coenonympha arcania. Two.

  28. Coenonympha pamphilus. Common.

  29. Aphantopus hyperantus. Several fresh butterflies.

  30. Maniola jurtina. Abundant.


Also several Callimorpha dominula in the forest.

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Date:2009-06-21 15:00
Subject:Ukraine, Chernihiv region, Nizhyn town
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15.00-15.30


  1. Pieris napi/rapae.

  2. Polyommatus icarus.

  3. Satyrium w-album.

  4. Maniola jurtina.

  5. Vanessa cardui.

  6. Neptis rivularis. One.

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Date:2009-06-21 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Chernihiv region, Nosivka district, Chervoni Partyzany village
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12.00-14.00. Sunny, 27-30 degrees Celsius.


  1. Pieris rapae. Common.

  2. Pieris napi. Common.

  3. Lycaena dispar. Two males, one female.

  4. Lycaena alciphron. One female.

  5. Everes decoloratus. Two or three, worn.

  6. Plebejus argus. Common, mostly males.

  7. Eumedonia eumedon. One worn butterfly.

  8. Plebicula amanda. Common, many were worn.

  9. Polyommatus icarus. Common to very common.

  10. Argynnis aglaja. Two.

  11. Brenthis ino. Locally common, worn.

  12. Vanessa cardui. Very common.

  13. Melitaea diamina. Very common.

  14. Mellicta athalia. Vey common.

  15. Mellicta aurelia/britomartis. One.

  16. Coenonympha pamphilus. Common.

  17. Coenonympha arcania. One.

  18. Maniola jurtina. Males were common, no females.

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Date:2009-06-14 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Chernihiv region, Pryluky district, Mala Divytsya and Zaudayka villages
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Edges of an oak forest and meadows in the Uday valley.

11.40-14.40. Mostly cloudy, 17-20 degrees Celsius.


  1. Lycaena dispar. One worn male.

  2. Lycaena alciphron. One worn female.

  3. Satyrium pruni. One worn butterfly on a forest path.

  4. Plebejus argus. Common to abundant.

  5. Plebejus argyrognomon. Several.

  6. Eumedonia eumedon. Common in damp meadows.

  7. Aricia allous. One worn butterfly.

  8. Plebicula amanda. Males were very common. Only two females.

  9. Polyommatus icarus. Several males.

  10. Brenthis ino. Two.

  11. Vanessa cardui. Common to very common.

  12. Melitaea didyma. One worn male.

  13. Melitaea diamina. Several worn butterflies.

  14. Mellicta aurelia/britomartis. Very common.

  15. Melitaea athalia. Common to very common.

  16. Clossiana dia. One worn female.

  17. Coenonympha arcania. Two.

  18. Coenonympha pamphilus.Common to very common.

  19. Maniola jurtina. One male.

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Date:2009-06-08 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Chernihiv region, Nizhyn town.
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Mostly sunny.


  1. Pieris brassicae. Several.

  2. Pieris napi. Several.

  3. (?) Colias hyale. One.

  4. Everes decoloratus. Very common, worn.

  5. Aricia allous. One worn male.

  6. Cyaniris semiargus. One male, one female, both worn.

  7. Plebicula amanda. One worn male, one fresh female.

  8. Polyommatus icarus. Males common, no females.

  9. Vanessa cardui. Very common.

  10. Aglais urticae. One fresh butterfly.

  11. Lasiommata maera. One.

  12. Coenonympha pamphilus. Very common, fresh.

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Date:2009-06-02 09:38
Subject:New site on Ukrainian butterflies
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Butterflies of Khmelnytsky region by Gennadiy Palamarchuk at http://www.genaps.narod.ru/. Includes regional checklist and photos of live and set specimens. In Russian with Latin names.

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Date:2009-05-31 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Chernihiv region, Nizhyn town.
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Sunny, 24-26 degrees Celsius.


  1. Pieris napi. Common.

  2. Colias hyale. One worn male.

  3. Polyommatus icarus. Common.

  4. Plebicula amanda. One male.

  5. Coenonympha pamphilus. Several.

  6. Lasiommata maera. Very common.

  7. Melitaea cinxia. One female. This is the first time I have seen this species in Nizhyn.

  8. Issoria lathonia. One worn butterfly.

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Date:2009-05-30 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Chernihiv region, Nosivka district, Kozary village
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Oak and pine forest, meadows.


  1. Papilio machaon. One worn male.

  2. Leptidea sinapis/reali. Common to very common, worn.

  3. Anthocharis cardamines. One or two males.

  4. Pieris brassicae. One female.

  5. Pieris napi. Several.

  6. Gonepteryx rhamni. Several worn females.

  7. Lycaena phlaeas. One.

  8. Lycaena dispar. Locally common.

  9. Lycaena tityrus. Common to very common, mostly worn.

  10. Everes argiades. One worn male.

  11. Everes decoloratus. Common to very common, both fresh and worn.

  12. Celastrina argiolus. One worn female.

  13. Glaucopsyche alexis. Three males.

  14. Plebejus argus. Common to very common, fresh.

  15. Cyaniris semiargus. Common to very common, mostly worn.

  16. Plebicula amanda. Very common in the meadows, males only.

  17. Polyommatus icarus. Common to very common, males only.

  18. Clossiana selene. Locally common.

  19. Vanessa cardui. Two.

  20. Araschnia levana. One worn butterfly.

  21. Melitaea cinxia. Two males, fresh.

  22. Melitaea diamina. Two males, fresh.

  23. Mellicta athalia. Common, fresh.

  24. Lasiommata maera. Common.

  25. Coenonympha pamphilus. Common to abundant, worn.


Also Heteropterus morpheus, Erynnis tages, Carterocephalus palaemon, Ochlodes faunus, Pyrgus malvae.

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Date:2009-05-27 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Khmelnytsky region, Kamyanets-Podilskiy district
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Dnister canyon: steppes on limestone (Stipa, Salvia, Chamaecytisus, Crataegus, Pyrus, Rosa), Robinia plantations.


  1. Leptidea sinapis/reali. Several.

  2. Colias hyale/alfacariensis. Very common, worn.

  3. Gonepteryx rhamni. One worn female.

  4. Lycaena dispar. One male.

  5. Satyrium pruni. One.

  6. Callophrys rubi. Common to very common.

  7. Cupido minimus. One.

  8. Cupido osiris. One female.

  9. Everes decoloratus. Very common.

  10. Pseudophilotes vicrama. Local, about ten butterflies.

  11. Maculinea arion. Locally common.

  12. Plebejides pylaon. Locally common.

  13. Lycaeides argyrognomon. Very common.

  14. Aricia agestis. One female.

  15. Plebicula thersites. Several.

  16. Polyommatus icarus. Abundant.

  17. Lysandra bellargus. Common.

  18. Clossiana dia. One.

  19. Vanessa cardui. Two.

  20. Melitaea phoebe. Two or three.

  21. Lasiommata maera. Common.

  22. Coenonympha arcania. Two or three.

  23. Coenonympha pamphilus. Common to very common.


Many thanks to Gena Palamarchuk.

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Date:2009-05-23 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Donetsk region, near Mariupol
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Steppe with granite outcrops.


  1. Zerynthia polyxena. One worn male.

  2. Pieris rapae. Several.

  3. Colias hyale. This and the following species were common.

  4. Colias alfacariensis.
  5. Lycaena phlaeas. Common.

  6. Callophrys rubi. Several worn butterflies.

  7. Glaucopsyche alexis. Several.

  8. Lycaeides idas/argyrognomon. Several.

  9. Aricia anteros. Very common on granite outcrops with the foodplant, Erodium beketowii.

  10. Plebicula thersites. Two females.

  11. Polyommatus icarus. Common.

  12. Argynnis pandora. Two.

  13. Issoria lathonia. Several.

  14. Vanessa cardui. Very common.

  15. Melitaea cinxia. Several.

  16. Melitaea phoebe. One female.

  17. Melitaea didyma. Several.

  18. Coenonympha pamphilus. Very common.


Many thanks to Roman Botman.

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Date:2009-05-16 20:41
Subject:Species seen in 2008
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SpeciesDateLocality
Gonepteryx rhamni12.III.2008Kiev
Pontia edusa29.III.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Grushevka
Issoria lathonia29.III.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Grushevka
Nymphalis polychloros29.III.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Grushevka
Euchloe ausonia29.IV.2008Crimea, Jankoy district, Solenoe Ozero
Pieris rapae29.IV.2008Crimea, Jankoy district, Solenoe Ozero
Pieris napi29.IV.2008Crimea, Jankoy district, Solenoe Ozero
Colias erate29.IV.2008Crimea, Jankoy district, Solenoe Ozero
Colias crocea29.IV.2008Crimea, Jankoy district, Solenoe Ozero
Lycaena phlaeas29.IV.2008Crimea, Jankoy district, Solenoe Ozero
Aricia agestis29.IV.2008Crimea, Jankoy district, Solenoe Ozero
Vanessa cardui29.IV.2008Crimea, Jankoy district, Solenoe Ozero
Coenonympha pamphilus29.IV.2008Crimea, Jankoy district, Solenoe Ozero
Iphiclides podalirius30.IV.2008Crimea, Theodosia municipality, Podgornoe
Papilio machaon30.IV.2008Crimea, Theodosia municipality, Podgornoe
Colias hyale30.IV.2008Crimea, Theodosia municipality, Podgornoe
Tomares callimachus30.IV.2008Crimea, Theodosia municipality, Podgornoe
Glaucopsyche alexis30.IV.2008Crimea, Theodosia municipality, Podgornoe
Proterebia afra30.IV.2008Crimea, Theodosia municipality, Podgornoe
Leptidea duponcheli30.IV.2008Crimea, Theodosia
Pieris brassicae30.IV.2008Crimea, Theodosia
Callophrys rubi30.IV.2008Crimea, Theodosia
Pseudophilotes vicrama30.IV.2008Crimea, Theodosia
Polyommatus icarus01.V.2008Crimea, Krasnoperekopsk
Neolycaena rhymnus07.VI.2008Kharkiv region, Vovchansk district, Bochkove
Cupido osiris07.VI.2008Kharkiv region, Vovchansk district, Bochkove
Everes decoloratus07.VI.2008Kharkiv region, Vovchansk district, Bochkove
Plebejus argus07.VI.2008Kharkiv region, Vovchansk district, Bochkove
Plebejus argyrognomon07.VI.2008Kharkiv region, Vovchansk district, Bochkove
Plebejus idas07.VI.2008Kharkiv region, Vovchansk district, Bochkove (thanks to Eugene Karolinsky for identification)
Agriades pyrenaicus07.VI.2008Kharkiv region, Vovchansk district, Bochkove
Cyaniris semiargus07.VI.2008Kharkiv region, Vovchansk district, Bochkove
Plebicula amanda07.VI.2008Kharkiv region, Vovchansk district, Bochkove
Plebicula thersites07.VI.2008Kharkiv region, Vovchansk district, Bochkove
Lysandra bellargus07.VI.2008Kharkiv region, Vovchansk district, Bochkove
Coenonympha arcania07.VI.2008Kharkiv region, Vovchansk district, Bochkove
Lycaena tityrus08.VI.2008Chernihiv region, Nizhyn
Lasiommata maera08.VI.2008Chernihiv region, Nizhyn
Proclossiana eunomia16.VI.2008Kiev, Kotsyubynske
Brenthis ino16.VI.2008Kiev, Kotsyubynske
Melitaea diamina22.VI.2008Chernihiv region, Nosivka district, Chervoni Partyzany
Melitaea aurelia/britomartis22.VI.2008Chernihiv region, Nosivka district, Chervoni Partyzany
Aporia crataegi24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Lycaena dispar24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Lycaena alciphron24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Lycaena hippothoe24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Satyrium ilicis24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Eumedonia eumedon24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Celastrina argiolus24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Vacciniina optilete24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Apatura ilia24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Apatura iris24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Brenthis daphne24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Clossiana selene24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Euphydryas maturna24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Melitaea athalia24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Polygonia c-album24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Vanessa atalanta24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Coenonympha tullia24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Coenonympha glycerion24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Coenonympha hero24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Lopinga achine24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Maniola jurtina24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Aphantopus hyperantus24.VI.2008Khmelnytsky region, Izyaslav district, Lyutarka
Leptidea sinapis/reali28.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak
Agrodiaetus ripartii28.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak
Meleageria daphnis28.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak
Argynnis paphia28.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak
Melanargia galathea28.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak
Satyrus ferula28.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak
Hipparchia pellucida28.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak
Brintesia circe28.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak
Satyrium spini30.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Echki-Dag mountains
Satyrium acaciae30.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Echki-Dag mountains
Agrodiaetus damocles30.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Echki-Dag mountains
Argynnis pandora30.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Echki-Dag mountains
Argynnis adippe30.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Echki-Dag mountains
Brenthis hecate30.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Echki-Dag mountains
Lasiommata megera30.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Echki-Dag mountains
Hipparchia fagi30.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Echki-Dag mountains
Chazara persephone30.VI.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Echki-Dag mountains
Plebejides pylaon01.VII.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Veseloe
Libythea celtis01.VII.2008Crimea, Sudak municipality, Veseloe
Chazara briseis02.VII.2008Crimea, Lenino district, Mysovoe
Everes argiades06.VII.2008Lviv region, Zolochiv district, Stinka
Cupido minimus06.VII.2008Lviv region, Zolochiv district, Stinka
Plebicula dorylas06.VII.2008Lviv region, Zolochiv district, Stinka
Limenitis camilla06.VII.2008Lviv region, Zolochiv district, Stinka
Araschnia levana06.VII.2008Lviv region, Zolochiv district, Stinka
Lycaena virgaureae12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Maculinea arion12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Aricia allous12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Argynnis aglaja12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Argynnis laodice12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Clossiana dia12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Inachis io12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Melitaea didyma12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Pararge aegeria12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Coenonympha oedippus12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Hyponephele lycaon12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Hipparchia alcyone12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Hipparchia semele12.VII.2008Chernihiv region, Ripky district, Lovyn and Oleshnya
Colias alfacariensis19.VII.2008Lviv region, Zolochiv district, Stinka
Maculinea teleius19.VII.2008Lviv region, Zolochiv district, Stinka
Maculinea nausithous19.VII.2008Lviv region, Zolochiv district, Stinka
Minois dryas19.VII.2008Lviv region, Zolochiv district, Stinka
Maculinea alcon20.VII.2008Lviv region, Stryi/Mykolaiv district, Biletsky forest
Colias myrmidone03.VIII.2008Cherkasy region, Cherkasy district, Sofiivka
Scolitantides orion03.VIII.2008Cherkasy region, Cherkasy district, Sofiivka
Melitaea trivia03.VIII.2008Cherkasy region, Cherkasy district, Sofiivka
Neptis sappho03.VIII.2008Cherkasy region, Cherkasy district, Sofiivka
Lampides boeticus19.IX.2008Crimea, Theodosia municipality, Primorskiy
Neohipparchia statilinus20.IX.2008Crimea, Belogorsk district, Belaya Skala

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Date:2009-05-11 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Chernihiv region, Kulykivka district, Budyshche village
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Oak forest, forest edges and clearings.

10.15-14.15. Mostly sunny, 22-25 degrees Celsius, light wind.


  1. Papilio machaon. Two.

  2. Pieris napi. Very common.

  3. Leptidea sinapis/reali. Very common at forest edges.

  4. Anthocharis cardamines. Common, many were worn.

  5. Gonepteryx rhamni. One worn female.

  6. Colias hyale. Common.

  7. Inachis io. Common.

  8. Issoria lathonia. Common to very common.

  9. Araschnia levana. One.

  10. Clossiana selene. One male in a humid forest clearing.

  11. Pararge aegeria. Common in the forest.

  12. Lycaena phlaeas. Two.

  13. Lycaena tityrus. Locally common, found only males.

  14. Everes argiades. One female.

  15. Celastrina argiolus. One worn male.

  16. Cupido minimus. One male in a humid forest clearing.


Also Pyrgus sp. (probably malvae), Carterocephalus palaemon and Erynnis tages.

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Date:2009-05-09 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Chernihiv region, Nosivka district, Chervoni Partyzany village
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11.40-14.00. Mostly sunny.


  1. Papilio machaon. One.

  2. Pieris brassicae. Common.

  3. Pieris rapae. Common to very common.

  4. Pieris napi. Common to very common.

  5. Leptidea sinapis/reali. Very common, worn.

  6. Gonepteryx rhamni. Several males.

  7. Inachis io. Very common.

  8. Issoria lathonia. Several.

  9. Araschnia levana. Several.

  10. Pararge aegeria. Common on forest paths.


Erynnis tages.

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Date:2009-05-04 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Crimea, Theodosia municipality, Shchebetovka village.
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13.30-14.30. Mostly sunny, 15-17 degrees Celsius.


  1. Iphiclides podalirius. One butterfly in the village.

  2. Pieris rapae. Very common.

  3. Euchloe ausonia. One worn male.

  4. Colias crocea. One male.

  5. Glaucopsyche alexis. Common, both fresh and worn.



Thanks to Vladimir Savchuk.

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Date:2009-05-03 00:00
Subject:Ukraine, Crimea, Sudak municipality: Echki-Dag; Theodosia municipality: Kurortnoe, Shchebetovka
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9.30-16.00. Sunny, 16-20 degrees Celsius.


  1. Papilio machaon. Several at 250-300 m.

  2. Iphiclides podalirius. Locally common, in shrub.

  3. Pieris rapae. Common.

  4. Pieris napi. Several butterflies in a humid area at 300 m.

  5. Euchloe ausonia. Three butterflies at 300 m.

  6. Anthocharis cardamines. One worn male.

  7. Colias crocea. Two butterflies at seashore.

  8. Libythea celtis. Two at 250-300 m.

  9. Issoria lathonia. Common.

  10. Proterebia afra. Locally common at 100 m, one male at 400 m.

  11. Lasiommata megera. Very common at seashore.

  12. Lycaena thersamon. One butterfly at seashore, reported by Sergiy Trotsenko.

  13. Tomares callimachus. One worn butterfly near Shchebetovka.

  14. Aricia agestis. Common everywhere.

  15. Pseudophilotes vicrama. One male at 100 m, three butterflies at 300 m.

  16. Glaucopsyche alexis. One fresh male at 300 m.


Thanks to Sergiy Trotsenko and Yuriy Budashkin.

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Date:2009-03-09 17:01
Subject:Rhopalocera of Ukraine
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    Papilionidae
  1. Zerynthia polyxena

  2. Parnassius mnemosyne

  3. Parnassius apollo. No records since 1986.

  4. Iphiclides podalirius

  5. Papilio machaon

  6. Pieridae
  7. Leptidea sinapis

  8. Leptidea reali

  9. Leptidea duponcheli

  10. Leptidea morsei

  11. Anthocharis cardamines

  12. Zegris eupheme

  13. Euchloe ausonia

  14. Aporia crataegi

  15. Pieris brassicae

  16. Pieris rapae

  17. Pieris napi

  18. Pieris bryoniae

  19. Pontia chloridice. No records since 1930s.

  20. Pontia edusa

  21. Colias palaeno

  22. Colias erate

  23. Colias croceus

  24. Colias myrmidone

  25. Colias chrysotheme

  26. Colias hyale

  27. Colias alfacariensis

  28. Gonepteryx rhamni

  29. Riodinidae
  30. Hamearis lucina

  31. Lycaenidae
  32. Lycaena phlaeas

  33. Lycaena helle

  34. Lycaena dispar

  35. Lycaena virgaureae

  36. Lycaena tityrus

  37. Lycaena alciphron

  38. Lycaena hippothoe

  39. Lycaena thersamon

  40. Thecla betulae

  41. Neozephyrus quercus

  42. Tomares nogelii

  43. Tomares callimachus

  44. Callophrys rubi. C. chalybeitincta may occur in the eastern regions.

  45. Nordmannia w-album

  46. Nordmannia pruni

  47. Nordmannia spini

  48. Nordmannia ilicis

  49. Nordmannia acaciae

  50. Neolycaena rhymnus

  51. Lampides boeticus

  52. Leptotes pirithous

  53. Cupido minimus

  54. Cupido osiris

  55. Everes argiades

  56. Everes decolorata

  57. Everes alcetas

  58. Celastrina argiolus

  59. Pseudophilotes vicrama

  60. Pseudophilotes bavius

  61. Scolitantides orion

  62. Glaucopsyche alexis

  63. Maculinea arion

  64. Maculinea teleius

  65. Maculinea nausithous

  66. Maculinea alcon

  67. Plebejides pylaon

  68. Plebeius argus

  69. Plebeius idas

  70. Plebeius argyrognomon

  71. Vacciniina optilete

  72. Agriades pyrenaicus

  73. Eumedonia eumedon

  74. Aricia agestis

  75. Aricia allous

  76. Ultraaricia anteros

  77. Cyaniris semiargus

  78. Plebicula dorylas

  79. Plebicula amanda

  80. Plebicula thersites

  81. Polyommatus icarus

  82. Polyommatus eroides

  83. Agrodiaetus damone

  84. Agrodiaetus pljushtchi

  85. Agrodiaetus damon

  86. Agrodiaetus ripartii budashkini

  87. Agrodiaetus damocles krymaeus

  88. Meleageria daphnis

  89. Lysandra bellargus

  90. Lysandra coridon

  91. Neolysandra coelestina

  92. Libytheidae
  93. Libythea celtis

  94. Nymphalidae
  95. Argynnis paphia

  96. Argynnis pandora

  97. Argynnis aglaja

  98. Argynnis adippe

  99. Argynnis niobe

  100. Argynnis laodice

  101. Issoria lathonia

  102. Brenthis ino

  103. Brenthis daphne

  104. Brenthis hecate

  105. Proclossiana eunomia

  106. Clossiana euphrosyne

  107. Clossiana titania. No records since 1909.

  108. Clossiana selene

  109. Clossiana dia

  110. Boloria aquilonaris

  111. Vanessa atalanta

  112. Vanessa cardui

  113. Inachis io

  114. Aglais urticae

  115. Polygonia c-album

  116. Araschnia levana

  117. Nymphalis antiopa

  118. Nymphalis polychloros

  119. Nymphalis xanthomelas

  120. Nymphalis vaualbum

  121. Euphydryas maturna

  122. Euphydryas aurinia (aurinia - North and West, sareptensis - South-East. These may be species or subspecies)

  123. Melitaea cinxia

  124. Melitaea phoebe

  125. Melitaea arduinna

  126. Melitaea trivia

  127. Melitaea didyma

  128. Melitaea diamina

  129. Melitaea aurelia

  130. Melitaea britomartis

  131. Melitaea athalia

  132. Limenitis populi

  133. Limenitis camilla

  134. Limenitis reducta

  135. Neptis sappho

  136. Neptis rivularis

  137. Apatura metis

  138. Apatura ilia

  139. Apatura iris

  140. Satyridae
  141. Kirina climene

  142. Pararge aegeria

  143. Lasiommata megera

  144. Lasiommata petropolitana

  145. Lasiommata maera

  146. Lopinga achine

  147. Coenonympha tullia

  148. Coenonympha oedippus

  149. Coenonympha arcania

  150. Coenonympha glycerion

  151. Coenonympha hero

  152. Coenonympha pamphilus

  153. Coenonympha leander

  154. Triphysa phryne

  155. Pyronia tithonus. No records since 1919.

  156. Aphantopus hyperantus

  157. Maniola jurtina

  158. Hyponephele lycaon

  159. Hyponephele lupina

  160. Proterebia afra

  161. Erebia ligea

  162. Erebia euryale

  163. Erebia manto

  164. Erebia aethiops

  165. Erebia medusa

  166. Melanargia russiae

  167. Melanargia galathea

  168. Satyrus ferula

  169. Satyrus dryas

  170. Hipparchia fagi

  171. Hipparchia alcyone

  172. Hipparchia semele

  173. Hipparchia pellucida (pellucida - Crimea, volgensis - South-East. These may be species or subspecies)

  174. Neohipparchia statilinus

  175. Arethusana arethusa

  176. Brintesia circe

  177. Chazara briseis

  178. Chasara persephone

  179. Pseudochazara euxina

  180. Oeneis jutta

  181. Hesperiidae
  182. Erynnis tages

  183. Carcharodus alceae

  184. Carcharodus lavatherae

  185. Carcharodus floccifera

  186. Carcharodus orientalis

  187. Spialia orbifer

  188. Muschampia proto

  189. Muschampia tessellum

  190. Muschampia cribrellum

  191. Pyrgus carthami

  192. Pyrgus sidae

  193. Pyrgus andromedae

  194. Pyrgus malvae

  195. Pyrgus serratulae

  196. Pyrgus cinarae

  197. Pyrgus armoricanus

  198. Pyrgus alveus

  199. Heteropterus morpheus

  200. Carterocephalus palaemon

  201. Carterocephalus silvicola

  202. Thymelicus lineola

  203. Thymelicus sylvestris

  204. Thymelicus acteon

  205. Hesperia comma

  206. Ochlodes venata


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