B is for Bountiful Butterflies!

buttefly collage

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.