C. thyrsis, endemic - photo © Ch. Almpantakis
A-Z Butterfly Species of all Families
236 butterfly species have been totally observed to fly in Greece, according to the last updated data and recordings in the country ( List of the 236 butterflies of Greece, Pamperis L. N., 2022.). Some of them are vulnerable or threatened and are included in the Red Book of the Threatened Animals of Greece.
Learn more about each butterfly species on the island of Crete by clicking on the butterfly scientific or common name in the following list.