Subject: Hungarian Butterflies
Geographic location of the bug: Hungary May 2018
Time: 03:18 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello there!
I have sent a few of my butterfly pictures to you in the past and I thought you might like a couple more for your site from a trip I made to Hungary earlier this year. The first is a Common Glider, the second is a Scarce Swallowtail
How you want your letter signed: Butterfly watcher
Dear Butterfly watcher,
We split your submission into two distinct postings so that we could categorize your two butterflies, which are from different families, appropriately. The Common Glider, Neptis sappho, is, according to EuroButterflies: “A delicate butterfly, gently glides through dappled light in woodland and along woodland edges” and its habitat is “Open woodland, clearings and woodland edges in dappled shade. Feeds on flowers, Euphorbias for example, and takes salts from mud” in “NE Italy and eastwards. Sporadic in the Balkans to north Greece. Double brooded in May/ June and July/ August.” The common name is Pallas’ Sailer according to iNaturalist.