Two-tailed Pasha in Southern Spain?

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David Tipping
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Two-tailed Pasha in Southern Spain?

Postby David Tipping » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:43 pm

I'm thinking of travelling to Almunecar, in the Grenada Province of Southern Spain (approx 50 miles west of Malaga) this June. I'm hoping there might be a realistic chance of seeing Two-tailed Pasha, amongst other species. Can anybody who knows the area offer encouragement?
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Re: Two-tailed Pasha in Southern Spain?

Postby Sylvie_h » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:05 pm

Hi David,

Two Tailed Pasha are normally found all around the med at lower altitudes and normally in wooded areas where the foodplant (arbutus Unedo) is. If you can find this type of habitat, then you are in a good chance of finding the butterfly. I've seen the butterfly very often perched on a branch of trees or sucking the sap on tree trunks. I hope you get to see them, they are quite extraordinary.
Good luck!
Sylvie

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Re: Two-tailed Pasha in Southern Spain?

Postby David M » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:06 pm

What time in June are you going? Might be easier to see them in early June.

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Re: Two-tailed Pasha in Southern Spain?

Postby David Tipping » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:00 pm

The holiday is planned for late June, which I'm aware is tail-end time for the first brood - other commitments prevent me from going earlier. We've decided to head for the Ria Formosa Natural Park in the Algarve rather than Spain, which should offer something of interest even if we miss the two-tailed pashas.
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