Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Cyprus - other invertebrates

April 29-May 5, 2014:
Many of the invertebrates were suffering because of the drought but a few found are shown here.
Crocothemis erythraea, male - Fassouri reed beds
Decticus albifrons - Ayia Varvara
Humming-bird Hawkmoth - Nikoklea
Oedipoda cf. miniata - Kidassi
Phoenicolacerta troodica -Polis
Volucella zonaria - Nikoklea

Cyprus butterflies

April 29-May 5, 2014:
Not having had any rain during he winter everywhere was very dry and the dragonflies and orthoptera had especially suffered with numbers very low. Butterflies were reasonably frequent and several species were seen.
Brown Argus at Smygies
 Clouded Yellow - Polis
Cyprus Meadow Brown - Polis
Eastern Dappled White - Kensigton Cliffs
Grass Jewel, the smallest European butterfly at Kedares
Hermit - near Anarita
Long-tailed Blue - Smygies and Aspro dam
Lulworth Skipper - Kouklea
Millet Skipper near Kouklea
Swallowtail near Kouklea