Butterflies and Dragonflies

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A variety of butterflies and dragonflies can be seen in Fuerteventura. Some of the species that now live here originated in other countries, and they seem to have evolved into variations of that species. Due to the constant warm climate in Fuerteventura, butterflies can be seen throughout the year.

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Ordering
siteadminsiteadmin September 21, 2016
The African migrant, African emigrant, or common vagrant (Catopsilia florella) is a butterfly of the Pieridae family and can be found on Fuerteventura
Bath White
siteadminsiteadmin August 25, 2014
This pretty little butterfly is scientifically known as Pontia Paplidice. In accordance to its name it is white, although the underside of the hind wings display small green patches. The Bath White also exists in North Africa, South-West Europe, and Afghanistan. On occasion it migrates to Belgium, Holland, and the UK, although very rarely.
Blue Emperor
siteadminsiteadmin August 25, 2014
This butterfly is technically referred to as Morpho Peleides, and for this reason it is also known as the Blue Morph. This species originates from South America, and the wings are a brilliant blue. It is this which deters predators, it is thought that as the Blue Emperor rapidly flaps its wings, the bright flashes of colour startle most predators and this causes them to withdraw. In fact, these butterflies tend to live and travel together in groups in...
Clouded Yellow
siteadminsiteadmin August 25, 2014
The Clouded Yellow is from the Colias genus of butterflies, and is a member of the Pieridae family. They also exist in Africa, India, and China. This species does not build up toxins from their feeding plants; therefore they are easy and much sought after prey. They do however; possess an advantage in that they are particularly agile and fast. They are therefore better able than most butterflies to avoid predator attacks.
Common Blue
siteadminsiteadmin September 22, 2016
The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae and can be found on Fuerteventura.
Emperor dragonfly
siteadminsiteadmin October 04, 2018
The emperor dragonfly or blue emperor ( Anax imperator)  is a large species of  hawker dragonfly of the family Aeshnidae, averaging 78 millimetres in length It is also know to come from North Africa and the middle east as well as here on the Island.
siteadminsiteadmin September 22, 2016
The Geranium bronze is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae and can be found on Fuerteventura.
siteadminsiteadmin September 21, 2016
The Green-striped White (Euchloe belemia), is a butterfly in the Pieridae family and can be found on Fuerteventura.
Monarch

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siteadminsiteadmin August 25, 2014
This is a poisonous butterfly. Animals that eat a Monarch will vomit and generally feel very ill, although they are unlikely to die. Because the animal kingdom is highly intelligent, an animal will remember this and therefore will not eat a Monarch twice. This is surely a contributory factor in the reason why Monarchs continue to exist in abundance.
Painted lady, Fuerteventura 2016
siteadminsiteadmin September 21, 2016
Painted ladies belong to the cynthia group of colourful butterflies, and can be found on Fuerteventura
Pea Blue
siteadminsiteadmin September 22, 2016
The Pea Blue, peablue or long-tailed blue (Lampides boeticus) is a small butterfly that can be found on Fuerteventura.
Scarlet Darter
siteadminsiteadmin August 25, 2014
Along with Fuerteventura, this species can be found in the countries of Southern Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia. Surprisingly, a sighting of the Scarlet Darter was reported in the English county of Cornwall in 1995. Since this time a small number have been seen in various locations across the UK
Small copper
siteadminsiteadmin September 21, 2016
The small copper, or the common copper (Lycaena phlaeas) is a butterfly of the Lycaenids or gossamer-winged butterfly family can be found on Fuerteventura.
Small white
siteadminsiteadmin September 21, 2016
The small white, also known as the small cabbage white (Pieris rapae) is a small to medium-sized butterfly species of the whites-and-yellows family Pieridae which can be found on Fuerteventura.
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Upcoming Fuerteventura Events

Saturday February 23rd 2019 08:00 -14:00

The Puerto del Rosario Agricultural Market is held every Saturday between 08:00 and 14:00 above the bus station in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura.

Saturday February 23rd 2019 09:00 -16:30

Lajares Craft Market (Mercado Artesanal de Lajares) is held every Saturday between 10:00 and 16:00 in the small square in Plaza de Los Lajares, Lajares, Fuerteventura.

Saturday February 23rd 2019 09:00 -14:00

Caleta de Fuste Street Market is held every Tuesday and Saturday between 09:00 and 14:00 next to the bus station in Caleta de Fuste,Fuerteventura.

Saturday February 23rd 2019 09:00 - Friday March 1st 2019 23:00

The 2019 Puerto del Rosario Carnival takes place between February 16th and March 10th in Puerto del Rosario,Fuerteventura.

This years carnival theme is videogames (Los Videojuegos)

The public holiday in the municipality of Puerto del Rosario is on Tuesday, March 5th.

Additional information will be added as it becomes available.

Saturday February 23rd 2019 10:00 -18:00

To visit La Alcogida is to experience the way of life of Fuerteventuran peasants over the last few decades. Stone houses, whitewashed and with gabled roofs, welcome the visitor to the La Alcogida Eco-Museum, located in the village of Tefía in Puerto del Rosario. Its roofs are made of “torta” (a mix of water, earth and straw) which, with the advent of winter rains, is what gives the walls their ancient appearance. In summer the walls are repainted to once again display their pure and perfect white.

Saturday February 23rd 2019 10:00 -18:00

Discover the origins of the famous Majorero cheese at the Majorero Cheese Museum. The Majorera goats are acknowledged to be amongst the most productive in the world, the excellent quality of their dense, aromatic and fatty milk is one of the main secrets of Majorero cheese.

The Majorero Cheese Museum is located in Antigua, Fuerteventura, as well as the Museum there's also a windmill, gardens, a shop and restaurant.

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