Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Berner Oberland Wildlife

Mainly lepidoptera with assorted other things seen during a week in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland. Most were in the Murren area.

Swallowtail Papilio machao

Moorland Clouded Yellow Colias palaeno

Alpine Heath Coenonympha gardetta

Titania's Fritillary Boloria titania

Mountain Fritillary Boloria napaea

Heath Fritillary Melitaea athalia

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene

Purple-edged Copper Lycaena hippothoe

Sooty Copper Lycaena tityrus, female

Yellow-spotted Ringlet Erebia manto

Large Wall Brown Lasiommata maera

Burnet Companion Euclidia glyphica

Northern Eggar Lasiocampa quercus

Small Argent & Sable Epirrhoe tristata

Catastia marginea

Psodos quadrifaria

Six-spot Burnets Zygaena filipendulae

Anania funebris

Lampronia rupella

Red Squirrel Sciurus vulgaris

Roman Snail Helix pomatia

Common Lizard Zootoca vivipara

White-faced Darter Leucorrhinia dubia

Early Purple Orchid Orchis mascula

Small White Orchid Psuedorchis albid

Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Glacier Crowfoot Ranunculus glacialis

Yellow Alpine Pansy Viola sp.

Unknown flower

Moss Campion Silene acaulis

Alpine Gentian Gentiana alpina

Huge recumbent fold

The Aletsch Glacier, the longest in the Alps, winds its way into the distance, carving the valleys of the future on its 23km journey through the mountains

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