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John's 2011 spring wildlife holidays

John's 2011 spring wildlife holidays John Muddeman
21/01/2011
Come and discover the exciting range of birds, mammals, butterflies, dragonflies and other wildlife in Spain and C & E Europe on John's spring tours.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals | Aragon, Extremadura | Northern Spain, Western Spain, Non-Iberian

Eastern Eggar Eriogaster catax (Linnaeus, 1758) in Liébana

Eastern Eggar [i]Eriogaster catax[/i] (Linnaeus, 1758) in Liébana Teresa Farino
08/12/2010
New Cantabrian locality - only the third in the province - for this scarce lasiocampid moth.

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Butterflies and Moths, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Cantabria | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

Lesser Purple Emperor in Cantabria

Lesser Purple Emperor in Cantabria Teresa Farino
31/07/2010
Observation of this magnificent butterfly - by all accounts a rarity in the Cordillera Cantábrica - in the environs of the Picos de Europa

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Butterflies and Moths | 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

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

Wildlife of Almería

Wildlife of Almería Teresa Farino
05/03/2010
Fancy escaping from the British winter? There are still a few places left on IWT’s forthcoming week-long tour to south-eastern Spain (15 – 22 April 2010).

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Other Invertebrates, Reptiles, Birds | Andalusia | Mainland Spain, Southern Spain

Spanish moths commemorated in newly issued stamps

Spanish moths commemorated in newly issued stamps Teresa Farino
08/02/2010
On 20 January 2010, the Spanish Postal authorities (Correos) delighted Lepidoptera enthusiasts in the country by issuing stamps depicting two Iberian day-flying moths: Artimelia latreillei and Zygaena rhadamanthus.

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Butterflies and Moths | La Rioja | Mainland Spain, Mainland Portugal

Places remaining on John's spring tours

Places remaining on John's spring tours John Muddeman
22/01/2010
All of John's spring wildlife tours are running, though a few spaces are left - please see below

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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

Nychiodes in the Iberian peninsula

Teresa Farino
01/12/2009
The eminent British lepidopterologist Colin Plant has just informed me of a taxonomic update for this genus of Geometrid moth.

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Butterflies and Moths | Cantabria | Mainland Spain

 
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