* = species; [ ssp.] = subspecies; var.= variety; syn.= synonym  

List of Butterflies of Andalusia / Lista de Mariposas de Andalucía

Total species

Nymphalidae

Lycaenidae

Pieridae

Papilionidae

Hesperiidae

Total

Andalusia / Andalucía 55 46 19

4

22

146

PAPILIONOIDEA

 

 

 

NYMPHALIDAE ... (55 species)

Libytheinae 

      Libythea:

                * Libythea celtis

Danainae 

      Danaus:

                * Danaus plexippus  

                * Danaus chrysippus 

Charaxinae 

      Charaxes:

                * Charaxes jasius 

Limenitidinae 

      Limenitis:

                * Limenitis reducta 

Nymphalinae (16 species)

      Vanessa:

                * Vanessa atalanta   

                * Vanessa cardui   

                * Vanessa virginiensis 

      Nymphalis:

                * Nymphalis polychloros 

      Aglais:

                * Aglais urticae 

      Polygonia:

                * Polygonia c-album 

      Melitaea:

                * Melitaea didyma   

                * Melitaea trivia [ssp. ignasiti ]

                * Melitaea cinxia   

                * Melitaea phoebe [ssp. occitanica]

                * Melitaea aetherie   

                * Melitaea parthenoides   

                * Melitaea deione 

                * Melitaea celadussa (syn. M. athalia celadussa) [var. nevadensis in Andalusia] [celadussa is a species: recent DNA study]

      Euphydryas:

                * Euphydryas desfontainii [ssp. baetica]

                * Euphydryas aurinia  [ssp. beckeri]

Heliconiinae (8 species)

      Argynnis:

                * Argynnis paphia   

                * Argynnis pandora   

                * Argynnis aglaja   

                * Argynnis niobe [ssp. altonevadensis]

                * Argynnis adippe (form chlorodippe]

      Brenthis:

                * Brenthis daphne 

                * Brenthis hecate 

      Issoria:

                * Issoria lathonia L., 1758

Satyrinae (26 species)

      Lasiommata:

                * Lasiommata maera   

                * Lasiommata megera 

      Pararge:

                * Pararge aegeria [ssp. aegeria]

      Coenonympha:

                * Coenonympha dorus [ssp. dorus, a clina, variable]

                * Coenonympha pamphilus [ssp. lyllus]

      Maniola:

                * Maniola jurtina [ssp. hispulla ]

      Pyronia:

                * Pyronia  tithonus 

                * Pyronia  cecilia;

                * Pyronia bathseba 

      Hyponephele:

                * Hyponephele lycaon   

                * Hyponephele lupina 

      Erebia:

                * Erebia hispania   

      Melanargia:

                * Melanargia occitanica  

                * Melanargia ines   

                * Melanargia lachesis   

                * Melanargia russiae   

      Hipparchia:

                * Hipparchia alcyone   

                * Hipparchia semele   

                * Hipparchia statilinus   

                * Hipparchia fidia   

      Chazara:

                * Chazara briseis 

                * Chazara prieuri [ssp. iberica)

      Pseudochazara:

                 * Pseudochazara ("hippolyte"??) williamsi  

                     [Very probably "P. williamsi"  it's a different species to the asian taxon P. hippolyte Esper, 1783. Pending of a molecular study, DNA/ADN]

                     [sspp. or ecological forms?: williamsi Romei, 1927; augustini Weiss, 1980; aislada Eitschberger & Steiniger, 1973; reverchoni Tarrier, 1993]

      Satyrus:

                * Satyrus actaea 

      Brintesia:

                * Brintesia circe 

      Arethusana:

                * Arethusana arethusa  [ssp./sp.? boabdil. It's necessary a study on its DNA]

 

LYCAENIDAE ... (46 species)

Lycaeninae (10 species)

Neozephirus:

* Neozephirus (Quercusia) quercus [ssp. iberica]

Tomares:

* Tomares ballus 

Callophrys:

* Callophrys rubi [ssp. fervida]

* Callophrys avis 

Satyrium:

* Satyrium spini 

* Satyrium ilicis   

* Satyrium esculi 

Lycaena:

* Lycaena phlaea

* Lycaena alciphron [ssp. gordius, var. granatensis in S. Andalusia]

Laeosopis:

* Laeosopis roboris 

Polyommatinae (36 species)

Lampides:

* Lampides boeticus 

Cacyreus:

* Cacyreus marshalli 

Leptotes:

* Leptotes pirithous 

Tarucus:

* Tarucus theophrastus

Zizeeria:

* Zizeeria knysna  

Azanus:

* Azanus jesous (in Algeciras, S. Cádiz prov. Probably introduced with ornamental Acacia spp.)

Cupido:

* Cupido carswelli   

* Cupido lorquinii 

* Cupido osiris 

Celastrina:

* Celastrina argiolus  

Pseudophilotes:

* Pseudophilotes panoptes  

* Pseudophilotes abencerragus 

Glaucopsyche:

* Glaucopsyche alexis  

* Glaucopsyche melanops [ssp. algirica]

Iolana:

* Iolana iolas [ ssp. saritae]

Kretania:          (Note: according to a recent molecular study, the "pylaon" group is included in the genus Kretania ]

* 'Plebejus' pylaon  [ssp. hespericus: its final taxonomic status is pending of a molecular study, DNA/ADN]

Plebejus:

* Plebejus argus [ssp. hypochionus];

* Plebejus idas [ssp. nevadensis]   

Polyommatus:

* Polyommatus thersites 

* Polyommatus icarus [var./hrybrid/form? abdon: pending of a molecular study, DNA]

* Polyommatus celina [syn. P. icarus celina: Its DNA is very different to P. icarus, genetic divergence > 5% (distribution: see)

* Polyommatus amandus  [spp. tova]

* Polyommatus escheri   

* Polyommatus (Plebicula) golgus   

* Polyommatus (Plebicula) sagratrox: ecology-morphology-ethology very different to P. golgus. Pending of a molecular study, DNA]

* Polyommatus (Plebicula) nivescens 

Lysandra:               (Note: Lysandra is a different genus to Polyommatus according to recent molecular studies on their DNA)

* Polyommatus (Lysandra) bellargus   

* Polyommatus (Lysandra) albicans   

* Polyommatus (Lysandra.) hispana [in Andalusia?]

Agrodiaetus:             (Note: Agrodiaetus is regarded a subgenus of Polyommatus by some recent authors)

* Agrodiaetus violetae [ssp. violetae; ssp. subbaeticus  (syn. A. fabressei subbaeticus)]

Cyaniris:

* Cyaniris semiargus [ssp. tartessus]

Agriades:

* Agriades zullichi 

Eumedonia:      (Note: Eumedonia  is a different genus to Aricia  according to recent molecular studies on their DNA)

* Eumedonia eumedon [ssp. rondensis ; ssp. axarquia; ssp. mariensis ]

Aricia:

* Aricia morronensis  [ssp. morronensis; ssp. ramburi ]

* Aricia cramera [very different genetically of A. agestis]

* Aricia artaxerxes [ssp. montensis: a different species or a subspecies of A. artaxerxes according to several authors]

 

PIERIDAE ... (19 species)

Dismorphiinae 

Leptidea:

* Leptidea sinapis 

Coliadinae  

Colias:

* Colias alfacariensis (syn. C. australis)

* Colias crocea 

Gonepteryx:

* Gonepteryx rhamni   

* Gonepteryx cleopatr

Pierinae (14 species)

Anthocharis:

* Anthocharis cardamines   

* Anthocharis belia [ssp. euphenoides]

Zegris:

* Zegris eupheme [ssp. meridionalis]    

Euchloe:

* Euchloe tagis (ssp. tagis = a cline in the Iberian peninsula, varities: gradual change in characters (markings or colour)]

* Euchloe crameri   

* Euchloe belemia  [ssp. belemia]

* Euchloe bazae (syn. E. charlonia bazae

Aporia:

* Aporia crataegi 

Pieris:

* Pieris brassicae   

* Pieris rapae   

* Pieris mannii   

* Pieris napi 

Pontia:

* Pontia daplidice

Colotis:

* Colotis evagore [ssp. nouna]

 

PAPILIONIDAE

Parnassiinae

Parnassius:

* Parnassius apollo [ssp. nevadensis; ssp. mariae]

Zerynthia:

* Zerynthia rumina [ssp. rumina: a cline in Spain: gradual change in characters (markings or colour)]

Papilioninae  

Papilio:

* Papilio machaon 

Iphiclides:

* Iphiclides podalirius [ ssp. feisthamelii ]

 

 

HESPERIOIDEA 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HESPERIIDAE ... (22 species)

Pyrginae (16 species)   

      Erynnis:

* Erynnis tages   

      Carcharodus:

* Carcharodus alceae   

* Carcharodus tripolinus   

* Carcharodus lavatherae   

* Carcharodus baeticus   

* Carcharodus flocciferus 

      Spialia:

* Spialia sertorius 

      Muschampia:

* Muschampia proto 

      Pyrgus:

* Pyrgus malvoides (syn. P. malvae malvoides)

* Pyrgus armoricanus 

* Pyrgus alveus  

* Pyrgus serratulae   

* Pyrgus onopordi 

* Pyrgus cirsii   

* Pyrgus carthami  (syn. P. fritillarius)

Hesperiinae (7 species)

      Thymelicus:

* Thymelicus lineola   

* Thymelicus sylvestris 

* Thymelicus acteon 

      Hesperia:

* Hesperia comma 

      Ochlodes:

* Ochlodes sylvanus (syn. Ochlodes venatus faunus)

                                    Taxonomic note: O. sylvanus sometimes called O. faunus (syn. O. venata faunus) occurs in Europe and Asia east to China;

                                    O. venatus from China east to Korea and Japan. They are possibly sympatric in China]  

      Borbo:

* Borbo borbonica  [ssp?. zelleri ]

      Gegenes:

* Gegenes nostrodamus

 

    List of Butterflies of Andalusia, Lista de Mariposas diurnas de Andalucía, Lista de especies de mariposas diurnas de Andalucía

List of Rhopalocera of Andalusia, Lista de Rhopalocera de Andalucía, ¿Cuántas mariposas diurnas hay en Andalucía? 

List of Butterflies of the Canary islands / Lista de Mariposas de las islas Canarias

Total species

Nymphalidae

Lycaenidae

Pieridae

Papilionidae

Hesperiidae

Total

Canary islands 12 9 8 0 1

30

PAPILIONOIDEA    

 

 

 

NYMPHALIDAE ... (12 species)

Danainae

     Danaus:

            * Danaus plexippus   

            * Danaus chrysippus 

Nymphalinae (5 species)

      Vanessa:

            * Vanessa atalanta   

            * Vanessa vulcania (syn. V. indica vulcania)

            * Vanessa cardui 

            * Vanessa virginiensis 

     Hypolimnas:

            * Hypolimnas misippus (migrant)

Heliconiinae 

      Argynnis:

            * Argynnis pandora (ssp. seitzi]

      Issoria:

            * Issoria lathonia  

Satyrinae 

      Pararge:

            * Pararge xiphioides

      Maniola:

            * Maniola jurtina [ssp. jurtina; var. fortunata ]

      Hipparchia:

            * Hipparchia wyssii:          [I believe that some of the sspp. described are only varieties]

                    [ssp. wyssii: Tenerife; ssp./var.? tamadabae: Gran Canaria; ssp. tilosi: La Palma; ssp./var.? gomera: La Gomera; ssp. bacchus: El Hierro]

                    (some differences mentioned in preimaginal stages, mainly in the egg, but would require a molecular study (pending) may determine their final taxonomic status)

 

LYCAENIDAE ... (9 species)

Lycaeninae

      Lycaena:

            * Lycaena phlaea

Polyommatinae (8 species)

      Lampides:

            * Lampides boeticus

      Cacyreus:

            * Cacyreus marshalli 

      Leptotes:

            * Leptotes pirithous

      Zizeeria:

            * Zizeeria knysna  

      Polyommatus:

            * Polyommatus celina  [syn. P. icarus celina: Its DNA is very different to P. icarus, genetic divergence > 5%]

      Aricia:

            * Aricia cramera

     Azanus:

            * Azanus ubaldus (in Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura islands. Probably introduced with ornamental Acacia spp.)

     Cyclyrius:

            * Cyclyrius webbianus 

 

PIERIDAE ... (8 species)

Coliadinae

      Colias:

             * Colias crocea   

      Gonepteryx:

            * Gonepteryx cleobule:

                      [ssp. cleobule (Tenerife); ssp. eversi (La Gomera); ssp. palmae (La Palma)]

                [The genetic distance between these taxa (around 2%), mentioned by some authors, it is not sufficient reason to consider these taxa as species]

      Catopsilia:

                * Catopsilia florella 

Pierinae (5 species)

      Euchloe:

            * Euchloe belemia:          [Note: I consider these taxa as subspecies according to the results of Suárez et al. (2009)]  

                      [ssp. hesperidum (Fuerteventura); ssp. eversi (Tenerife); ssp. grancanariensis Acosta, 2008 (Syn. constantini Back) (Gran Canaria)]

            * Euchloe charlonia [ssp. charlonia]

      Pieris:

            * Pieris cheiranthi [ssp. cheiranthii (Tenerife); ssp. benchoavensis (La Palma)];

            * Pieris rapae

      Pontia:

            * Pontia daplidice   

 

 

HESPERIOIDEA 

 

HESPERIIDAE.

Hesperiinae

      Thymelicus:

            * Thymelicus acteon [ssp. christi: pending of a molecular study, DNA; other statements are only suppositions]

 

List of Butterflies of the Canary islands, Lista de Mariposas diurnas de las islas Canarias, Lista de especies de mariposas diurnas de Canarias

List Rhopalocera of the Canary islands, Lista de Rhopalocera de Canarias, ¿Cuántas mariposas diurnas hay en Canarias?