Southern Spain for Monarch etc

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Southern Spain for Monarch etc

Postby sccheshi » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:05 pm

Hi all

I'm planning a trip to southern Spain later this month (September). Based half way between Ronda and Gibraltar and would appreciate any suggestions for good locations to see the following species along the coast anywhere between Tarifa (Estrecho Natural Park) and Estepona although appreciate that Desert Orange tip may require a trip much further east unless anyone knows otherwise?

Any good spots for Monarch and Two-tailed Pasha also appreciated.

    Medditeranean Skipper
    Zeller's Skipper
    Desert Orange Tip
    African Grass Blue
    Common Tiger Blue
    Nettle-tree Butterfly
    Aetherie Fritillary
    Two-tailed Pasha
    Plain Tiger

Thanks for your suggestions in advance. Much appreciated.
Steve :D

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Re: Southern Spain for Monarch etc

Postby essexbuzzard » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:53 pm

Monarch butterflies can be found in the botanical gardens, Gibraltar, where they breed.

Desert Orange Tip I've seen only once, in Malaga in late September. African Grass Blue Malaga too, in the dried up riverbed.

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