Here you'll find photographs of more than 200 species of Bulgaria butterflies in natural setting. The site is still under construction and is regularly updated with new photographs. If you have comments or suggestions, or if you want to use material from this site, email me at nshtinkov[at]nsbutterflies.com.

I hope you enjoy this website!

Nikolay Shtinkov


27 August 2014. Added eight new species: Gegenes nostrodamus, Erynnis marloyi, Gonepteryx cleopatra, Lampides boeticus, Polyommatus aroaniensis, Hyponephele lycaon, Erebia aethiops, and Erebia pronoe.

6 October 2013. Butterflies of Bulgaria: THE BOOK! Coming out in 2014! Check here for details; e-mail if you want to receive updates (e-mail address above)!

6 October 2013. Added three new species: Pyrgus andromedae, Hipparchia statilinus, and Melitaea diamina.

6 April 2013. Species list updated, replacing Leptidea reali with L. juvernica and Melitaea telona with M. ornata; see the taxonomy page for details.

30 March 2013. Added six new species: Leptidea juvernica, Lycaena thersamon, Erebia melas, Apatura iris, Euphydryas maturna, and Boloria pales.

11 August 2012. Added six new species: Hesperia comma, Colias erate, C. caucasica, C. alfacariensis, Anthocharis gruneri, and Pieris krueperi.

23 April 2012. 2012 Calendar.

11 September 2011. Finished uploading the photos of new species from 2011.

12 August 2011. Taxonomy updated to match the Fauna Europaea species list; see remarks here.

4 August 2011. Finished uploading all pre-2011 photographs.

28 April 2011. The site is online!

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