B is for Bountiful Butterflies!
Autumn is flight season for many butterflies in Egypt and I have been quite amazed at the variety of butterflies that I have spotted here in Sinai. Pictured above are:
Top Left: Colotis fausta, Large Salmon Arab
Top Right: Belenois aurota, Brown-veined White
Bottom Left: Lampides boeticus, Long-tailed Blue
Bottom Right: Pieris rapae, Small White
To learn more about these beautiful critters, check out Butterflies of Egypt: Atlas, Red Data Listing, & Conservation by Francis Gilbert and Samy Zalat. Prepared for the Nature Conservation Sector of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), this publication is available as a free PDF download.