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List of the butterflies of Cáceres, Extremadura

This list has been compiled using Blázquez, A, Nieto, M & Hernández, R. (2003) Mariposas diurnas de la provincia de Cáceres. Junta de Extremadura, Consejería de Agricultura y Medio Ambiente, Mérida. Nomenclature and taxonomic order follow Tolman, T. & Lewington, R. (1997) Collins Field Guide: Butterflies of Britain & Europe. HarperCollins, London, and the Spanish translation, updated in 2002.

Badajoz province, to the south, has just five different species, but a considerably lower diversity of butterflies overall (just 86 species), owing to the lack of montane habitats.

Common Name: English Scientific Name Common Name: Spanish
 
Papilionidae 3 species  
Swallowtail Papilio machaon Macaón
Scarce Swallowtail Iphiclides podalirius feisthameli Chupa Leche
Spanish Festoon Zerynthia rumina Arlequín
 
Pieridae 15 species  
Black-veined White Aporia crataegi Blanca del Majuelo
Large White Pieris brassicae Blanca de la Col
Small White Artogeia rapae Blanquita de la Col
Green-veined White Artogeia napi Blanca Verdinerviada
Bath White Pontia daplidice Blanquiverdosa
Western Dappled White Euchloe crameri Blanquiverdosa Moteada
Portuguese Dappled White Euchloe tagis Blanquiverdosa Curva
Green-striped White Euchloe belemia Blanca Verdirrayada
Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines Musgosa
Moroccan Orange Tip Anthocharis belia euphenoides Bandera Española
Clouded Yellow Colias crocea Amarilla
Berger's Clouded Yellow Colias alfacariensis Colias de Berger
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni Limonera
Cleopatra Gonepteryx cleopatra Cleopatra
Wood White Leptidea sinapis Blanca Esbelta
 
Lycaenidae 30 species  
Brown Hairstreak Thecla betulae Topacio
Purple Hairstreak Quercusia quercus Nazarena
Spanish Purple Hairstreak Laeosopis roboris Moradilla del Fresno
Ilex Hairstreak Satyrium ilicis Qüerquera Serrana
False Ilex Hairstreak Satyrium esculi Qüerquera
Blue-spot Hairstreak Satyrium spini Mancha Azul
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi Cejialba
Chapman's Green Hairstreak Callophrys avis Cejirubia
Provence Hairstreak Tomares ballus Cardenillo
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas Manto Bicolor
Scarce Copper Lycaena virgaureae miegii Manto de Oro
Sooty Copper Lycaena tityrus bleusei 1 Manto Oscuro
Purple-shot Copper Lycaena alciphron gordius Manto de Púrpura
Long-tailed Blue Lampides boeticus Canela Estriada
Geranium Bronze Cacyreus marshalli none
Lang's Short-tailed Blue Leptotes pirithous Gris estriada
African Grass Blue Zizeeria knysna Violetilla
Little Blue Cupido minimus Duende Oscuro
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus Náyade
Green-underside Blue Glaucopsyche alexis Manchas Verdes
Black-eyed Blue Glaucopsyche melanops algirica Escamas Azules
Panoptes Blue Pseudophilotes panoptes none
Silver-studded Blue Plebejus argus Niña
Brown Argus Aricia agestis cramera 2 none
Mountain Argus Aricia artaxerxes montensis 3 none 
Mazarine Blue Cyaniris semiargus Falsa Limbada
Amanda's Blue Agrodiaetus amanda Niña Estriada
Turquoise Blue Plebicula dorylas Niña Turquesa
Adonis Blue Lysandra bellargus Niña Celeste
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus Dos Puntos
 
Libytheidae 1 species  
Nettle-tree Butterfly Libythea celtis Repicoteada
 
Nymphalidae 28 species  
Two-tailed Pasha Charaxes jasius El Bajá or Cuatro Colas
Southern White Admiral Limenitis reducta Ninfa de Arroyos
Camberwell Beauty Nymphalis antiopa Antíopa
Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros Olmera
Peacock Inachis io Pavo Real
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta Numerada
American Painted Lady Vanessa virginiensis Vanesa Americana
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Cardera
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae Ortiguera
Comma Polygonia c-album C-blanca
Cardinal Argynnis pandora Pandora
Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia Nacarada
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja Lunares de Plata
High Brown Fritillary Argynnis adippe Adipe
Niobe Fritillary Argynnis niobe Niobe
Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia Sofía
Twin-spot Fritillary Brenthis hecate Hechicera
Marbled Fritillary Brenthis daphne Laurel
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Clossiana selene Perlada Castaña
Glanville Fritillary Melitaea cinxia Doncella Punteada
Knapweed Fritillary Melitaea phoebe Doncella Mayor
Spotted Fritillary Melitaea didyma Doncella Tímida
Lesser Spotted Fritillary Melitaea trivia ignasiti Doncella Modesta
Heath Fritillary Mellicta athalia celadussa Atalía
Provençal Fritillary Mellicta deione Deione
Meadow Fritillary Mellicta parthenoides Minerva
Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia beckeri Ondas Rojas
Spanish Fritillary Euphydryas defontainii baetica Dientes Gualdos
 
Satyridae 25 species  
Iberian Marbled White Melanargia lachesis Medioluto Ibérica
Esper's Marbled White Melanargia russiae cleanthe Medioluto Montañera
Western Marbled White Melanargia occitanica Medioluto Herrumbrosa
Spanish Marbled White Melanargia ines Medioluto Inés
Rock Grayling Hipparchia alcyone Banda Acodada
Grayling Hipparchia semele Pardo-rubia
Tree Grayling Neohipparchia statilinus Sátiro Moreno
Striped Grayling Pseudotergumia fidia Festón Blanco
Black Satyr Satyrus actaea Negra
Great Banded Grayling Kanetisa circe Rey Moro
False Grayling Arethusana arethusa Pintas Ocres
Piedmont Ringlet Erebia meolans Montañesa de Banda Larga
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina La Loba
Dusky Meadow Brown Hyponephele lycaon Lobito
Oriental Meadow Brown Hyponephele lupina Lobito Anillado
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus Lobito Agreste
Southern Gatekeeper Pyronia cecilia Lobito Jaspeado
Spanish Gatekeeper Pyronia bathseba Lobito Listado
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus Níspola
Dusky Heath Coenonympha dorus Velada de Negro
Pearly Heath Coenonympha arcania Mancha Leonada
Chestnut Heath Coenonympha glycerion iphioides Castaño Morena
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria Maculada
Wall Brown Lasiommata megera Saltacercas
Large Wall Brown Lasiommata maera Pedregosa
 
Hesperiidae 18 species  
Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae malvoides Ajedrezada Menor
Large Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus alveus centralhispaniae Ajedrezada Serrana
Oberthür's Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus armoricanus Ajedrezada Yunque
Olive Skipper Pyrgus serratulae Ajedrezada Verdosa
Rosy Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus onorpordi Ajedrezada Bigornia
Yellow-banded Skipper Pyrgus sidae occiduus Ajedrezada de Bandas Amarillas
Red-underwing Skipper Spialia sertorius Sertorio
Sage Skipper Muschampia proto Polvillo Dorado
Mallow Skipper Carcharodus alceae Piquitos Castaña
Southern Marbled Skipper Carcharodus boeticus Piquitos
Tufted Marbled Skipper Carcharodus flocciferus Piquitos Serrana
Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages Cervantes
Lulworth Skipper Thymelicus acteon Dorada Oscura
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola Dorada Línea Corta
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris Dorada Línea Larga
Silver-spotted Skipper Hesperia comma Dorada Manchas Blancas
Large Skipper Ochlodes venatus Dorada Orla Ancha
Mediterranean Skipper Gegenes nostrodamus Veloz de las Rieras
 
Total: 120 species

1 Considered as a full species, Lycaena bleusei by Blázquez et al. (2003).
2 Considered as a full species, Spanish Brown Argus Aricia cramera by Blázquez et al. (2003).
3 Considered as a full species, Aricia montensis by Blázquez et al. (2003).

 
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