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

Morro Jable Flea Market

Thursday April 25th 2019 09:00 -14:00

The Morro Jable Flea Market is held every Monday and Thursday in the Cosmo shopping centre car park between 09:00 and 14:00

Miguel de Unamuno House Museum

Thursday April 25th 2019 09:00 -13:00

The Miguel de Unamuno House Museum, in the heart of the old Puerto de Cabras, commemorates the passage of the famous writer through Fuerteventura. It is a house from the 19th century which, in other times, served as a guesthouse under the name of Hotel Fuerteventura.

Canary Islands Craft Market

Thursday April 25th 2019 10:00 -14:00

The Canary Islands Craft Market is held every Thursday and Sunday between 10:00 and 14:00 in the El Campanario Shopping Centre,Corralejo, Fuerteventura.

La Alcogida Ecomuseum

Thursday April 25th 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.

Majorero Cheese Museum

Thursday April 25th 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.

Del Carmen Saltworks Museum

Thursday April 25th 2019 10:00 -18:00

The Del Carmen Saltworks Museum is located in the Del Carmen Saltworks at Las Salinas, Fuerteventura.

The only saltworks in Fuerteventura still in operation, comprised of 10 intake ponds, nearly 1000 condensation ponds, the salt warehouse, the salt worker’s house and  the remains of the old quay.