• last updates          
  31/07/2020 : Melitaea ignasiti      
  03/07/2020 : Erebia sthennyo (False Dewy Ringlet)      
  10/05/2020 : Nymphalis polychloros (Large Tortoiseshell)
Nymphalis antiopa (Camberwell Beauty)
Zygaena carniolica
Zerynthia rumina (Spanish Festoon)
  08/05/2020 : Papilio machaon (Swallowtail)
Hipparchia alcyone (Rock Grayling)
Hipparchia genava (Lesser Rock Grayling)
Pyrgus malvoides (Southern Grizzled Skipper)
Limenitis reducta (Southern White Admiral)
 latest shots
    watch them >> here <<
  26/04/2020 : Papilio hospiton (Corsican Swallowtail)
Plebejus bellieri (Bellier's Blue)
Hipparchia neomiris (Corsican grayling)
Hipparchia aristaeus (Southern Grayling)
Fabriciana elisa (Corsican Fritillary)
Coenonympha corinna (Corsican Heath)
• for each butterfly family, a visual grid has been created (24/03/2019)
It may help you identify the butterflies you encounter
  ... in the menu on the left, click on ' Butterflies > identify a + family name '    
NEW ! species page of Melitaea ignasiti  (created on 31/07/2020)    
                                             click here >>
NEW ! Natural history page of the Palm borer moth (Paysandisia archon) (created on 20/04/2020)    
                                             click here >>

List of the French species and their subspecies (France & Corse)

click here >>


My name is Philippe Bricaire and I live in the Haute-Garonne in the south of France.
Welcome to my website which is dedicated to butterflies and burnet moths. The aim of this website is to share my passion for butterflies and photography.

In most cases,  butterflies can be identified by photography alone. When observing these beautiful and fascinating insects we should respect their habitat and avoid chasing them for too long.

Observing a butterfly, watching its behaviour and identifying the foodplant used by the female to lay eggs are all moments that bring immense satisfaction.
There is nothing like being a part of these special moments that nature has to share with us !
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