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Kiskunság National Park, Hungary


The following list is not a full list of Butterfly species of Kiskunság National Park. Some of these species are rarities, others are common. We are happy to advise you about the possibilities upon request.

Kiskunság National Park is not the number one in terms of richness in butterfly species or abundance of individuals, but still offers a lot of very interesting species, some of them very localized, not, or hardly found anywhere else due to the special local soil and microclimate.

If you would like to combine our area with a completely different region, such us the limestone hilly region of Bukk Hills or the more distant Aggtelek National Park with amazing density and variety of different other species, please let us know.

Some of the species which were observed in the garden of Ecotours Kondor EcoLodge or its surrounding area

Cardinal - a surprisingly common garden species

Swallowtail - during certain weeks it is regular in the garden

Common Glider - we usually have one or two around when certain bushes in flower

Scarce Swallowtail - a relatively common, not at all scarce visitor in the garden and at nearby meadows

Brown Argus - quite common at nearby meadows

Eastern Short-tailed Blue - scarcer than Short-tailed, but both can be found

Queen of Spain - the commonest fritillary beside Cardinal

Glanville Fritillary - quite common fritillary of the nearby meadows

Safflower Skipper - should be easy to find at the nearby flowery meadows

A more detailed list of species which were observed at Kondor EcoLodge or nearby Kiskunság National Park areas can be found at the bottom, under Highlights


Southern Festoon Zerynthia polyxena

Swallowtail Papilio machaon

Scarce Swallowtail Iphiclides podalirius

Large White Pieris brassicae

Small white Pieris rapae

Bath white Pontia daplidice

Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni

Eastern Bath White Pontia edusa

Marbled White Melanargia galathea ssp. bugacensis

Esper's Marbled White - Melanargia russiae

Clouded Yellow Colias croceus

Pale Clouded Yellow Colias hyale

Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow Colias erate

Berger's Clouded Yellow Colias sareptensis

Lesser Purple Emperor Apatura ilia clytie & ilia forms as well

Freyer's Purple Emperor Apatura metis

Large Copper Lycaenea dispar subsp. rutilus

Green-underside Blue Glaucopsyche alexis

Eastern Baton Blue Pseudophilotes vicrama

Silver-studded Blue Plebejus argus

Brown Argus Aricia agestis

Adonis Blue Lysandra bellargus

Common Blue Polyommatus Icarus

Small Blue Cupido minimus

Short-tailed Blue Cupido argiades

Eastern Short-tailed Blue Cupido decolorata

Painted Lady Cynthia cardui

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Peacock Inachis io

Comma Polygonia c-album

Cardinal Argynnis pandora

Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia

Niobe Fritillary Fabriciana niobe

Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia

Glanville Fritillary Melitaea cinxia

Heath fritillary Mellicta athalia

Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina

Large Heath Coenonympha tullia

Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus

Chestnut Heath Coenonympha glycerion

Tree Grayling - Hipparchia statilinus

False Ringlet - Coenonympha oedippus<

Large Wall Brown Lasiommata maera

Large Skipper Ochlodes venatus

Dingy Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris

Safflower Skipper Pyrgus carthami

Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola