Nature Profiles

Spanish Butterflies

Spain's southerly latitude, proximity to Africa, and long isolation as a peninsula have all helped create a rich and diverse butterfly fauna.  An exploration of any region has the potential to turn up a large number of species, especially where high mountains slope down to southerly, Mediterranean-influenced lowlands.

My sincere thanks go to Matt Rowlings, who has been happy to help identify some of the trickier species here.  His excellent website on European butterflies can be found here.