Cyprus Butterflies by Eddie John F. L. S., F. R. E. S.

A Guide to the Butterflies of Cyprus,

Cyprus Butterfly Recording Scheme and

Cyprus Butterfly Study Group

At the launch of the book at The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation*, Nicosia. May 2003: Eddie John (L) and Christodoulos Makris (R).
* Sponsors and publishers of ”
Butterflies of Cyprus” (editing by Eddie John).


Butterflies of Cyprus -
by Christodoulos Makris, published in 2003.

John, E., Baglar, H., Basbay, O., Konstantinou, G., Salimeh, M. & Wiemers, M. 2022. Confirmation of nominotypical subspecies Papilio demoleus demoleus Linnaeus, 1758 (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) in Cyprus and of potential establishment. Entomologist’s Gazette 73, in press.

John, E. & Coutsis, J. G.
2022. Observations suggesting extended pupal diapause in Pontia chloridice (Hübner, [1813]) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae, Pierinae) in Cyprus and Greece. Phegea 50(1), 4–8.

John, E., Baglar, H., Basbay, O. & Salimeh, M. 2021. First appearance in Cyprus of Papilio demoleus Linnaeus, 1758 (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae), as it continues its predicted westward spread in the Palearctic region. Entomologist’s Gazette 72: 257–264.

John, E., Salimeh, M., Basbay, O. & Wiemers, M. 2021. Determination by molecular analysis of the presence of nominate Papilio demoleus Linnaeus, 1758 (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) in Mediterranean Syria and of confirmed range expansion of this swallowtail species into Lebanon. Entomologist’s Gazette 72: 137–146.

Basbay, O. & John, E. 2021. A review of current range expansion of Cacyreus marshalli Butler, 1898 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae) in western Turkey. Entomologist’s Gazette 72: 59–63.


Basbay, O., Salimeh, M. & John, E. 2020. Westward Palaearctic range expansion of Papilio demoleus Linnaeus, 1758 (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) and its arrival at Mediterranean coastal regions of Turkey and Syria. Entomologist’s Gazette 71: 257–272.

John, E., Hardman, M. & Smith, M. How important are olfactory cues for host-plant detection by migrating Danaus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Danainae) in Cyprus? Entomologist’s Gazette 70: 223-238.

McArthur, A. & John, E. Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae, Pierinae): a further note on trans-Mediterranean spring migrations from Cyprus. Entomologist’s Gazette 70: 244.

Vane-Wright, R. I. & John, E. 2019. A note on Papilio aegyptius Schreber, 1759, and its synonymy with Danaus chrysippus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Danainae). Entomologist’s Gazette Entomologist’s Gazette 70: 147-154.

John, E. & Vane-Wright, R. I. 2019. Danaus chrysippus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758) ff. ‘alcippus’ and ‘alcippoides’ (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Danainae) from Cyprus. Entomologist’s Gazette Entomologist’s Gazette 70: 135-146.

John, E. & Dennis, R. L. H. 2019. Post-aestivation puddling by female Chazara briseis larnacana (Oberthür, 1909) and Maniola cypricola (Graves, 1928) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae): influences and implications. Entomologist’s Gazette 70: 97-109.


This is a very detailed (1:150,000) map showing both
UTM and Lat/Long grids. It is a little cumbersome in use (three horizontal folds and with the island split vertically just east of Larnaka), but the presence of UTM grids far outweighs these disadvantages.

The map is highly recommended and is available from Amazon.

David Sparrow (L) and Eddie John (R) at the book launch and signing of An Introduction to the Wildlife of Cyprus, Limassol Town Hall, 30 November, 2016. Photo: Ros Sparrow