From the tiny Freyeria trochylus (Grass Jewel), Europe’s smallest butterfly, to the magnificent, newly arrived Papilio demoleus (Lime Swallowtail), this comprehensively illustrated reference book and field guide includes all butterfly species known for Cyprus over the past 100 years. Featured on the covers are images of the island’s seven endemics, which are discussed in depth and, where applicable, species/subspecies present in nearby countries of the eastern Mediterranean are given. Included, too, are detailed distribution maps representing records garnered from almost 300 recorders/sources (particularly members of the Cyprus Butterfly Study Group), over a period of more than 20 years.
Content includes many citations complemented by a supporting bibliography, with emphasis on butterflies of the eastern Mediterranean region. The book is aimed at butterfly enthusiasts seeking to identify Cyprus’s butterflies, and professional entomologists and academic researchers.