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White-clawed Crayfish in western Cantabria

White-clawed Crayfish in western Cantabria Teresa Farino
18/07/2010
Surprising locality for this endangered crustacean: a small 'reservoir' on the southern margins of the Picos de Europa.

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Other Invertebrates, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Cantabria | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

Sooty Orange Tip in northern Palencia

Sooty Orange Tip in northern Palencia Teresa Farino
18/07/2010
On 2 June, whilst leading a day trip focussing on the butterflies of northern Palencia, I was absolutely amazed to observe a female Sooty Orange Tip (Zegris eupheme) close to the top of the limestone sculpture city known as Las Tuerces, south-east of Aguilar de Campóo.

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Butterflies and Moths | Castile-Leon | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

Trabut’s Limodore at last!

Trabut’s Limodore at last! Teresa Farino
28/06/2010
After some 15 years of searching the evergreen oak woodlands of Liébana every spring, I eventually located my first ever Trabut’s Limodores (Limodorum trabutianum) this May.

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Flora | Cantabria | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

Summary of the Picos de Europa Lepidoptera Study, 2009

Summary of the Picos de Europa Lepidoptera Study, 2009 Teresa Farino
03/04/2010
Between February and November 2009 we recorded 115 species of butterfly and 311 macromoths in the Picos de Europa and surrounding area, in the process adding nineteen new macromoths to our list for the region.

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Butterflies and Moths, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Asturias, Cantabria, Castile-Leon | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

A Feast of Flowers in the Picos de Europa - Trip Report - June 2009

A Feast of Flowers in the Picos de Europa - Trip Report - June 2009 Teresa Farino
04/12/2009
Written by Caroline Bateman and illustrated by Teresa Farino, this report gives highlights of IWT's most recent botanical tour in the Picos de Europa, during which we also encountered a wealth of other wildlife.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals | Asturias, Cantabria, Castile-Leon | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

Pycnogaster jugicola Graells, 1851

[i]Pycnogaster jugicola[/i] Graells, 1851 Teresa Farino
14/10/2009
A new locality for this Iberian endemic cricket in northern Spain.

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Other Invertebrates | Cantabria, Castile-Leon | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

Rare and threatened bog flora of Cantabria

Rare and threatened bog flora of Cantabria Teresa Farino
23/09/2009
A very wet but rewarding day rummaging around in an Alto Campóo peatbog, in southern Cantabria.

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Flora, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Cantabria | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

Narcissi of the Picos de Europa

Narcissi of the Picos de Europa Teresa Farino
08/03/2009
Four species of Narcissus in a single morning in early March!

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Flora, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Asturias, Cantabria | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

Summary of the Picos de Europa Lepidoptera Study, 2008

Summary of the Picos de Europa Lepidoptera Study, 2008 Teresa Farino
04/03/2009
Between January and November 2008, our survey team recorded 114 species of butterfly and 271 species of macromoths in the Picos de Europa and immediate environs.

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Butterflies and Moths, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Asturias, Cantabria, Castile-Leon | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

 
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