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Butterfly who’s who

Here some of the commoner butterflies that you are likely to see in Lebanon. Photos and paintings are given to help you identify individuals you might see.


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Swallowtail
Papilio machaon
Flies: March to October
Additional notes: Common
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Scarce Swallowtail
Iphiclides podalirius
Flies: April to October
Additional notes: Not as common as the Swallowtail.
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False Apollo
Archon apollinus
Flies: February to April
Additional notes: Very common, one of the earliest butterflies in the year.
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Large White
Pieris brassicae
Flies: April to October
Additional notes: Commonest in early summer.
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Eastern Bath White
Pontica edusa
Flies: late February to November
Additional notes: Common
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Eastern Orange Tip
Anthocharis damone
Flies: April to May
Additional notes: Common
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Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
Flies: April to October
Additional notes: Very common
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Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta
Flies: March to October
Additional notes: A migrant species that also hibernates.
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Spotted Fritillary
Melitaea didyma
Flies: April to September
Additional notes: Common
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Levantine Marbled White
Melanargia titea
Flies: April to June
Additional notes: Can be very common.
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Wall Brown
Lasiommata megera
Flies: April to October
Additional notes: Common
 
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