This means the upland areas of southern France and eastern France, notably the Massif Central, the Morvan, the Jura, Lorraine and the Vosges. My Dad was an enthusiastic butterfly collector as a boy and still loves butterflies today, so maybe his passion is contagious. Butterflies August 6, 2013. Framed perfectly by the resplendent snow-capped Alps in the distance, and the deep Isère Valley in the foreground, the Vercors Regional Nature Park is an area of exceptional beauty. A total of 19 species of butterflies in the Mediterranean region, 15 of them endemic, are on the point of disappearing, according to a study promoted … Mother-of-Pearl Blue ( Polyommatus niviscens ), Zephyr Blue ( Plebejus pylaon ), and Swiss Brassy Ringlet ( Erebia tyndarus ) also probably no longer occur in France. 1000m a.s.l. In many places in these parts of France, the wealth of insect life can be seen by the number and variety of butterflies. The species list was updated in the autumn of 2015 to remove Pigmy Skipper (Gegenes pumilio), which is now considered to be extinct in France. 1 December 2017 www.european-butterflies.org.uk 2 Available from Diatheo or British booksellers such as Pemberley books Tristan Lafranchis book Butterflies of France (published February 2014, second edition 2017 Diatheo, in French) is a field identification guide to the butterflies of France. Check boxes for all that apply. (07/2016) According to a recent estimate, there are a total of 5,109 Lepidoptera species present in France, including Corsica and Monaco. It has spread from the south and is now often seen in towns and villages on displays of geraniums. Butterflies from France & French Guyana: Identification of a large number of butterflies. Then click on any search button. Lepidoptera of France consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from Metropolitan France. Lavender and Butterflies in the south of France. Navigate with above index or scroll bar. Click on any image to see larger version <> Colias crocea - the Clouded Yellow <> Family: Pieridae Subfamily: Coliadinae - Parc National du Cévennes, Lozere, France. Butterflies of France Gallery 1 A selection of butterfly images from the south of France . The Large Blue ( Phengaris arion ) became extinct in the UK but has been successfully re-introduced. France is covered in a variety of natural landforms, ranging from the peaks of the Alps to the depths of the Gorges du Verdon. If uncertain, skip character or select several states. Butterfly Ireland: The site contains distributions maps, photographs of butterflies, caterpillars and pupae for Ireland, together with news and information. Even in London this summer, I have spotted many butterflies since we arrived here at the end of June. 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