This is a companion series to our wildflower articles the target of which is to be a complete and definitive photographic documentary of all the butterflies to be found in a typical Lunigianese olive grove. If nothing else, then I hope it will at least be complete as far as the olive groves that surround our little home here near Fivizzano are concerned.

1. Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Red-underwing Skipper & Silver-spotted Skipper


2. Lang’s Short-tailed Blue, Clouded Yellow, Bath White, Mallow Skipper & Adonis Blue


3. Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Lulworth Skipper, Large Chequered Skipper & Long-tailed Blue


4. Small Copper, Brimstone, Common Blue, Small White & Holly Blue


5. Southern White Admiral


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