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YEAR LIST 2016  with date of first sighting (including indications of new species).

For commentaries and photos on my butterfly hunting excursions this year, click on the following:Excursion Notes 2016
For previous Year Lists, please click on year:201520142013
For previous Excursion Notes (with photos), please click on year:201520142013

31.01.161Wall Brown, Lasiommata megeraPomarolo, Trentino, Italy
31.01.162Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticaePomarolo, Trentino, Italy
19.02.163Large Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis polychlorosPomarolo, Trentino, Italy
19.02.164Red Admiral, Vanessa atalantaPomarolo, Trentino, Italy
01.03.165Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamniPomarolo, Trentino, Italy
01.03.166Comma, Polygonia c-albumPomarolo, Trentino, Italy
01.03.167Peacock, Inachis ioPomarolo, Trentino, Italy
01.03.168Nettle-Tree Butterfly, Libythea celtisNomi, Trentino, Italy
19.03.169Clouded Yellow, Colias croceusServis, Trentino, Italy
19.03.1610Green-veined White, Pieris napiServis, Trentino, Italy
26.03.1611*Small White, Artogeia rapaeAlicante, Spain
26.03.1612*Swallowtail, Papilio machaonAlicante, Spain
26.03.1613*Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeriaVila Joiosa, Spain
27.03.1614Bath White, Pontia dapliceAltea, Spain
27.03.1615Long-tailed Blue, Lampides boeticus                 ( NEW SPECIES FOR THIS SITE)Altea, Spain
27.03.1616Black-eyed Blue, Glaucopsyche melanops          (NEW SPECIES FOR THIS SITE)Altea, Spain
28.03.1617*Scarce Swallowtail, Iphiclides podaliriusSerra Gelada, Altea, Spain
28.03.1618Two-tailed Pasha, Charaxes jasius                     (New photos on species page)Serra Gelada, Altea, Spain
29.03.1619*Large White, Pieris brassicaeGuadalest, Altea, Spain, Gonepteryx cleopatraGuadalest, Altea, Spain Orange Tip, Anthocharis belia Guadalest, Altea, Spain's Short-tailed BlueCallosa d'en Sarria, Spain Tip, Anthocharis cardaminesServis, Trentino, Italy Skipper, Pyrgus malvaeMlg Pulzom, Pomarolo, Trentino, Italy Hairstreak, Callophrys rubiMlg Pulzom, Pomarolo, Trentino, Italy
02.04.1625bSpeckled Wood, Pararge aegeriaDietro Beseno, Trentino, Italy White, Artogeia rapaePomarolo, Trentino, Italy Blue, Celastrina  argiolusPomarolo, Trentino, Italy, Papilio machaonPomarolo, Trentino, Italy Lady, Vanessa carduiPomarolo, Trentino, Italy Copper, Lycaena phlaes Avio, Trentino, Italy White, Laptidea sinapisAvio, Trentino, Italy Blue, Scolitantides orionAvio, Trentino, Italy Skipper, Erynnis TagesAvio, Trentino, Italy bordered Fritillary, Clossiana euphrosyneAvio, Trentino, Italy Swallowtail, Iphiclides podaliriusAvio, Trentino, Italy Bath White, Pontia edusaPomarolo, Trentino. Italy Blue, Everes argiadesPomarolo, Trentino. Italy Heath, Coenonympha pamphilusPomarolo, Trentino. Italy Skipper. Carcharodus alceae Noarna, Trentino, Italy Blue, Cupido minimusNoarna, Trentino, Italy
29.04.1638Common Blue, Polyommatus icarusChiusole - Nomi, Trentino, Italy
29.04.1639Adonis Blue, Polyommatus bellargusChiusole - Nomi, Trentino, Italy
29.04.1640Sooty Copper, Lycaena tityrusChiusole - Nomi, Trentino, Italy
29.04.1641Berger's Clouded Yellow, Colias alfacariensisChiusole - Nomi, Trentino, Italy
29.04.1642Glanville Fritillary, Melitaea cinxia Chiusole - Nomi, Trentino, Italy
06.05.1643Camberwell Beauty, Nymphalis antiopaDietro-Beseno, Trentino, Italy of Spain Fritillary, Issoria lathoniaSan Nicolo', Trentino, Italy Underwing Skipper, Spialia sertoriusSan Nicolo', Trentino, Italy's Blue or Idas BlueSan Nicolo', Trentino, Italy Fritillary, Melitaea didymaServis, Trentino, Italy's Blue, Agrodiaetus thersitesServis, Trentino, Italy Ringlet, Erebia medusaMonte Baldo, Trentino, Italy Blue, Glaucopsyche alexisServis, Trentino, Italy of Burgundy Fritillary, Hamearis lucinaLagi di Cei, Trentino, Italy Prunner's Ringlet, Erebia triariaMonte Bondone, Trentino, Italy Argus, Eumedonia eumedonMoietto, Trentino, Italy White, Aporia crataegi Moietto, Trentino, Italy. Copper, Lycaena dispar           (New photos on species page)Zagreb, Croatia. Butterfly, Araschnia levanaZagreb, Croatia.*Heath Fritillary, Mellicta athalia Zagreb, Croatia. Brown, Maniola jurtinaFeltre, Veneto, Italy Skipper, Thymelicus lineolaServis, Trentino, Italy Fritillary, Brenthis hecateServis, Trentino, Italy Mazarine Blue, Polyommatus semiargusCimana di Pomarolo, Trentino, Italy
12.06.1662Clouded Apollo, Parnassius mnemosyneCimana di Pomarolo, Trentino, Italy
12.06.1662bHeath Fritillary, Mellicta athaliaCimana di Pomarolo, Trentino, Italy Skipper, carterocephalos palaemonLa Guardia, Trentino, Italy Heath,  Coenonympha arcaniaLa Guardia, Trentino, Italy Argus, Aricia agestisPomarolo, Trentino, Italy White, Melanargia galatheaValdastico, Veneto, Italy Fritillary, Brenthis daphne.Valdastico, Veneto, Italy, Aphantopus hyperantusValdastico, Veneto, Italy Wall Brown, Lasiommata maeraValdastico, Veneto, Italy brown, Lopinga Achine.Valdastico, Veneto, Italy Heath Fritillary, Melitaea diamina     (NEW SPECIES FOR THIS SITE)Valdastico, Veneto, Italy Skipper, Ochlodes venatusValdastico, Veneto, Italy Fritillary, Argynnis paphiaPomarolo, Trentino, Italy Hairstreak,  Satyrium spiniPomarolo, Trentino, Italy hairstreak, Satyrium ilicisPomarolo, Trentino, Italy Skipper, Pyrgus serratulae.       (NEW SPECIES FOR THIS SITE)Serrada, Trentino, Italy Bronze, Cacyreus  marshalliPomarolo, Trentino, Italy Ringlet,  Erebia pandroseRifugio Lancia, Trentino, Italy's Fritillary, Clossiana thoreVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Heath, Coenonympha gardettaVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Copper,  Lycaena hippothoeVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Blue, Phengaris arionVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Mountain Ringlet, Erebia melampusVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Pearl-bordered Fritillary,  Clossiana seleneVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Brassy Ringlet, Erebia cassioidesVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Green Fritillary, Argynnis aglaiaVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Blue, Plebejus orbitulusVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Rock Grayling, Hipparchia syriaca? (or Woodland Grayling, Hipparchia fagi)Bol, Island  of Brac, Croatia. White Admiral, Limenitis reductaBol, Island  of Brac, Croatia. Comma, Polygonia egeaBol, Island  of Brac, Croatia.*Great Sooty Satyr, Satyrus ferulaBol, Island  of Brac, Croatia., Argynnis pandoraBol, Island  of Brac, Croatia. Gatekeeper, Pyronia ceciliaBol, Island  of Brac, Croatia., Hipparchia semeleBol, Island  of Brac, Croatia. Blue, Lampides boeticus,Bol Island of Brac, Croatia.*Tree Grayling, Neohipparchia statilinus,Bol Island of Brac, Croatia. Glider, Neptis rivularisRiver Dobra, Karlovac, Croatia Chequered Skipper, Heteropterus morpheusRiver Dobra, Karlovac, Croatia Hairstreak, Thecla betulae   (NEW SPECIES FOR THIS SITE)River Dobra, Karlovac, Croatia Glider, Neptis sapphoRiver Kolpa, Vinica, Slovenia. Ringlet, Erebia alberganusMonte Stivo, Trentino, Italy Blue, Polyommatus coridonMonte Stivo, Trentino, Italy Admiral, Limenitis camillaRonzo Chienis, Trentino, Italy Copper, Lycaena virgaureaeVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Apollo, Parnassius phoebusVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Clouded Yellow, Colias palaenoVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Fritillary, Argynnis niobeVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Fritillary, Boloria palesVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Brown, Erebia ligeaVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Blue   (NEW SPECIES FOR THIS SITE)Val di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Grizzled Skipper  (NEW SPECIES FOR THIS SITE)Val di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy's Fritillary, Clossiana titaniaVal di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus alveus     (NEW SPECIES FOR THIS SITE)Val di Rabbi, Trentino, Italy Blue, Plebejus argusServis, Pomarolo, Trentino, Italy Argus, Erebia aethiopsServis, Pomarolo, Trentino, Italy Ringlet, Erebia styxMonte Baldo, Veneto, Italy Ringlet, Erebia gorge           (NEW SPECIES FOR THIS SITE)Monte Baldo, Veneto, Italy Ringlet, Erebia pluto           (NEW SPECIES FOR THIS SITE)Monte Baldo, Trentino, Italy Ringlet, Erebia pronoe Val dei Mocheni, Trentino, Italy Emperor Apatura iris (New photos on species page)Valmalene, Trentino, Italy, Parnassius apolloCastel Tesino, Trentino, Italy, Minois dryasSan Colombano, Rovereto, Italy Grayling, Hipparchia fagiSan Colombano, Rovereto, Italy Skipper, Hesperia commaSan Colombano, Rovereto, Italy Ringlet, Erebia montanaVal Breguzzo, Trentino, Italy, Pyronia tithonusArco, Trentino, Italy
During the year 126 different species seen and identified; 106 in Italy and 20 in Spain, Croatia  or Slovenia. (Numbers with * indicate species also spotted in Italy.)

For a similar month-by-month list of sightings of butterflies in Switzerland, please click on this link to Guy Padfield's fantastic website. http://www.guypadfield.com/butterflyyear.html

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