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 1103   0   0   0   0
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
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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
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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
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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
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The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae and can be found on Fuerteventura.
Emperor dragonfly
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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.
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The Geranium bronze is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae and can be found on Fuerteventura.
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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 1599   0   2   0   0
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 1205   1   4   0   0
Painted ladies belong to the cynthia group of colourful butterflies, and can be found on Fuerteventura
Pea Blue

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siteadminsiteadmin September 22, 2016 1058   0   2   0   0
The Pea Blue, peablue or long-tailed blue (Lampides boeticus) is a small butterfly that can be found on Fuerteventura.
Scarlet Darter
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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
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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
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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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