🦋As my blog celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year (2019) I thought it would be a good time to completely review and reminisce on my many trips across Europe & North America. While doing so and looking over numerous unpublished images I found that one area, in particular, required closer inspection.

My trips to Northern and Southern Spain, France, Croatia, Hungary and other European destinations over this period have primarily concentrated on birding and this was the area that always took priority. Notwithstanding I've photographed and observed many Butterflies and Odanata over this period and frankly I've been found wanting when it comes to logging and identifying these amazing insects.

After a complete review, I have now produced a personal database of my Butterfly listings and can also publish some of the images that never quite made it onto the original blog posts. As I post I'm still in the process of identifying many of my images but below is the database thus far as of July 18th 2019.

Naturally, if I'm lucky enough to identify new species already in my files, or indeed additions to my life-list these too will be updated on the database. LAST UPDATED: August 12th 2021

LATEST ADDITIONS 2021: Chequered Skipper, Northern Brown Argus, Grayling & Scotch Argus

Chequered Skipper (Carterocephalis palaemon)                                  ~ Sightings in Scotland
Northern Brown Argus (Arisia artaxerxes)                                             ~ Sightings in Scotland
Grayling (Hipparchia semele)                                                                    ~ Sightings in Scotland
Scotch Argus (Eribia aethiops)                                                                    ~ Sightings in Scotland    

⇩...DATABASE AS OF 2020... ⇩