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Butterflies of Europe
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Papilionidae | Pieridae | Lycaenidae | Riodinidae | Nymphalidae | Hesperiidae
Papilionidae & Pieridae
These 5 pages depict a representative selection of the butterflies occuring in the western Palaearctic which encompasses the British Isles, Europe and the part of Africa which is north of the Sahara. Use the links above, and the thumbnails below to access full size images and detailed articles.

Papilionidae

Zerynthia rumina

Papilio machaon

Iphiclides podalirius

Papilio alexanor

Parnassius apollo

Parnassius mnemosyne

 

Pieridae

 

Pieris rapae

Pieris napi

Pieris brassicae

Pieris mannii

Anthocharis cardamines

Aporia crataegi

Pontia daplidice

Pontia edusa

Euchloe crameri

Gonepteryx cleopatra

Gonepteryx rhamni

Gonepteryx rhamni

 

Colias crocea

Colias erate

 

 

 

Leptidea sinapis

 

 

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