Coenonympha thyrsis - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Coenonympha thyrsis, Crete-photo © K. Bormpoudaki



Deepest gratitude is expressed to L.N. Pamperis for his essential contribution to this website, providing photos, valuable information, and advice about the butterflies’ species of Crete. In particular, distribution maps, information, data, etc., were provided by his book “The Butterflies of Greece” and his website Both of them are excellent extensive scientific studies on Greek species and are addressed to both non-specialists and researchers, raising awareness about the butterflies’ conservation in Greece.

Special thanks for the provided magnificent photographs of living butterflies as acknowledged below their respective image are also expressed in alphabetical order to:

  • Afordakos Giorgos
  • Afrathianakis Manolis
  • Aga Antonia
  • Almpantakis Charalampos
  • Angourakis Zacharias
  • Apergi Sofia
  • Cheiladakis Christopher
  • Dalagiorgos Panagiotis
  • Dimadis Xristos
  • Gogolos Marinos
  • Kapsomenou Chrysoula
  • Makris Christodoulos
  • Marakis Nikos
  • Markantonaki Georgia
  • Markogiannakis Nikos
  • Markopoulos Stavros
  • Maroulis Christos
  • P. K.
  • Pougadaki Krystallenia
  • Samaritakis Fotis
  • Tselos Elias

Great appreciation is also expressed to Nikos Gigourtakis, for his interesting introductory note to the world of Cretan butterflies.


Kalliopi Bormpoudaki, Chemical Engineer, MSc in Environmental Design of Infrastructure.

Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 2021.