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Anne Sordinas
13 February 2020 - 17:07:21

G. <a href=butterflies.php?species=Gonepteryx_cleopatra class=cbc_text-blue><b>Cleopatra</b></a>. Male. Kalafationes. Photo: Anne Sordinas.

Today really felt like the first day of butterfly season. I saw for the first time one Small Copper and about ten G. Cleopatra. These were spotted in two separate locations in Kalafationes, so it did not feel like an accidental awakening of an individual, but the return of a species. It will be interesting to see if they remain on the wing and also if they are spotted elsewhere on the island so early. Temperature at noon was 22C.

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Dr Dan Danahar commented on 13 February 2020 at 22:48:19:

Await my Twitter and Facebook comments for descriptions of diagnostic features., Dr Dan Danahar - Corfu

Sorry, I didn't respond earlier, the internet was down at home. This is an exciting find Anne because as you know it means that the season has well and truly begun. I'm sure you know the difference between the Cleopatra and the Brimstone but what about the Powdered Brimstone? I'll put up some identification guides over the next few days, given that we discovered the Powdered Brimstone for the first time on the island last April.

Anne Sordinas replied on 14 February 2020 at 17:50:17

I certainly do remember the Powdered Brimstone find last year and consider it one of the highlights of your visit. I look forward to possibly seeing them again and also hope to see a Brimstone this year as that would be a first for me. So many things yet to discover! (I sent you a pm with a photo by the way...)

Dr Dan Danahar replied on 21 February 2020 at 23:42:58

Fabulous, we will find all three species together this April.

 

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