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Tuesday 19 July 2016

Tuscan Butterflies

Farfalle della Toscana

On a recent trip to Tuscany I was able to photograph a number of butterflies.
Some I know and have shot before, others I am either not sure of, but have taken a stab at the name. 

Scarce Swallowtail 

Large White

Bath White

Clouded Yellow

Dingy Skipper

Spotted Fritillary

I think this below is the Woodland Grayling. It was flying around trees and landing on the trunks mostly which obviously was excellent camouflage.

Large Wall Brown

I think this is the Alpine Heath below.

Common Blue

Long-tailed Blue.

Brown Argus

Grizzled Skipper

Meadow Brown

Small Heath

Holly Blue

NB: There are lots of scene images I took which are posted on my Flickr Site and my Phone Shoot site.


  1. My gosh, that's a lot of butterflies!

  2. Gorgeous captures of the butterflies! They are such a joy to see.

  3. Stunning Roy, looks like a beautiful place you visited!

  4. A nice selection of flutters Roy...it's good to see a few 'different' ones!...[;o)

  5. I hope you had a good holiday Roy, lovely set of pictures of the butterflies, some familiar ones amongst them.

    1. Yes thanks Lyn. Great weather as well and I brought some back with me.{:))

  6. Oh wow! You obviously had a great holiday! I think that's a Long Tailed Blue butterfly rather than a Cassius, as the Cassius doesn't have a tail. I hadn't even heard of a Cassius so thanks for that. :-) I did have a Long Tailed in my garden one year that's why I thought it looked a bit familiar. I'm very envious of the Scarce Swallowtail. Have seen them in the past but not likely to in Brittany! Wonderful photos.

  7. Hi Roy

    Lovely photos, we have lots of butterflies here, I must get busy and see about some photos and identifications.

    All the best.

  8. Wow .... the butterfly is truly fantastic in the first pictures! What is this beautiful. The other butterflies are amazing to see. This is enjoy :-)

    1. Thanks Helma, yes the Scarce Swallowtail is a lovely species.

  9. Hi Roy, what a wonderful photographs and species! There are some really beauties around there. I think you have enjoyed your holiday! Great blog.

    Kind regards,

    1. Hi Marianne,
      Thanks and yes it was very good.


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