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





Butterflies of Cyprus -
LINKS

Natural history web sites with sections of relevance to Cyprus


Butterfly Conservation’s European Interests Group
The European Interests Group of Butterfly Conservation aims to promote the enjoyment, conservation and study of butterflies, moths and their habitats in Europe. Membership is open to members of Butterfly Conservation. Other individuals and organisations are also encouraged to contact EIG so that together we can build a network for sharing data, experiences and practical help.
http://www.bc-eig.org.uk/countries.htm

Captain’s European Butterfly Guide
An extensive site by Simon Coombes, including information on Cyprus butterflies at:
http://www.butterfly-guide.co.uk/regions/cyprus/

Cyprus Nature and Wildlife (2010)
A natural history web site run by Brian Ellis, aiming to provide information on the many forms of animal and plant life found in Cyprus.
http://www.cypenv.info/cypnat/files/wildlife.aspx

The Entomological Livestock Group
Contains an extract from ‘Butterflies of Cyprus 1998 (Records of a year’s sightings)’, by Eddie John, first published by the Amateur Entomologists’ Society in 2000:
http://www.pwbelg.clara.net/new/Cyprus.html

European Butterflies & Moths
by Christopher Jonko
A searchable web site with images of some of the species found in Cyprus.
http://www.lepidoptera.eu

Kenneth Noble’s web site
Visit reports (birds, butterflies and dragonflies from trips to Cyprus in 2000 and 2002.
http://www.noble1.plus.com/intro1.htm

Mark Telfer’s Website
Contains a report of Mark’s trip to Cyprus in March/April 2010, with notes of butterflies, beetles and birds observed.
http://markgtelfer.co.uk/

Matt’s European Butterflies
Another comprehensive site on European butterflies, with photographs of spring butterflies from Cyprus.
http://www.eurobutterflies.com/index.htm

Photography of European Butterflies & Moths
A selection of excellent photographs by Bernard Fransen, including a couple from his visit to Cyprus in 2006.
http://www.xs4all.nl/~fransenb/EuropeanButterflies/

Simon Plat’s web site
The following provides a link to Simon’s trip report to Cyprus with Maaike Poppinga in September 2005. (The site mainly features birds, but some butterflies also receive a mention.)
http://www.splatzone.nl/cyprus/cyprus.htm

(This is a recently added page, so should be regarded as incomplete for the present.)

Butterflies of Cyprus -
LINKS

European (specific country) butterfly web sites


Bulgaria: Zdravko Kolev
http://www.butterfliesofbulgaria.com/

Denmark: Nature of Denmark: Lars Anderson
http://www.danske-natur.dk/indexfire.html

Finland: Esko Viitanen
http://www.kolumbus.fi/esko.viitanen/index_e.htm

France: Lepidopterist’s Society of France
www.lepido-france.fr

France and The Netherlands. Butterflies are beautiful - Nancy Mozer
http://vlinderszijnmooi.nl/en

The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg: Johan T. Padding
http://www.vlinderstichting.nl/

Norway: Tony Nagypal
http://www.nagypal.net/norway.htm

UK: UK Butterflies
http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk

UK: Steven Cheshire
http://www.britishbutterflies.co.uk

UK: The UK Lepidopterists’ Study Group Forum - Reg Fry
http://www.ukleps.org/

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Other web sites in Cyprus

BirdLife Cyprus
www.birdlifecyprus.org

The Garden Club of Cyprus
http://www.gardenclubofcyprus.com/

Dan Rhoads’ Migration site
http://migration.wordpress.com/about/

Virtual Cypriot BiodiversityMuseum
http://www.naturemuseum.org.cy/lang1/index.html

Other

Amateur Entomologists’ Society
http://www.amentsoc.org/aboutus.htm

Buglife
http://www.buglife.org.uk/html/about_us.htm

Centre for Entomological Studies, Ankara (CESA)
http://www.cesa-tr.org/

Torsten van der Heyden’s web site
A website about butterflies, moths, other insects and biodiversity in general.
http://www.vanderheyden-vonseth.de/

Hunts Moth & Butterfly Group
http://humbug.biogroups.net

Israel Insect World
Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and other Insects of Israel (by Rittner Oz)
http://www.nature-of-oz.com/index.htm

Royal Entomological Society
www.royensoc.co.uk

Royal Entomological Society’s National Insect Week web site:
www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk

General European butterfly web sites (see also column on left)

Guy Padfield’s European Butterfly Page
http://www.guypadfield.com/


Jonathan Agius’ website: Satyrinae of the Western Palaearctic
http://www.satyrinae.yolasite.com/

Eastern Dappled White (Euchloe ausonia) first brood, Zagaki 0 m, March 2002.
© Christodoulos Makris

African Migrant (Catopsilia florella) male (L) & female (R), collected by Pavlos Neofytou at Agia Napa and Frenaros October 1986. Along with others collected at the time, these are the only known specimens to have migrated to Cyprus.
NB This is a large butterfly, of the size of Cleopatra (
Gonepteryx cleopatra), so is much larger than the Eastern Dappled White shown above.
© Christodoulos Makris

Cleopatra (Gonepteryx cleopatra) male, nectaring on Pterocephalus multiflorus. Almyrolivado 1600 m, August 1994.
© Christodoulos Makris

Orange Tips (Anthocharis cardamines) male above, showing orange forewing patch. April 2010.
© Yiannis Christofides