Discover Târnava Mare Butterflies

Chalkhill Blue

Polyommatus coridon

In the male, the dorsal face of the fore-wings are silver-blue with hints of green, edged with black edges and a white fringe, interrupted by black. The female has brownish-grey wings, the hind wings with a row of semi-circular orange […]

Wing span: 28-32 mm

Spurge Hawk-moth

Hyles euphorbiae

The fore-wings of the Spurge Hawk-moth are ash-brown with lighter band towards the wing tips. The hind-wings are pink, edged with black and have a basal white spot. The caterpillars are very distinctive, and develop on spurges (Euphorbiasp.), a plant […]

Wing span: 70-75 mm

Eastern Eggar

Eriogaster catax

The Eastern Eggar moth males are smaller, more reddish, and have feathery (pinnate) antennae and a very hairy end to the abdomen. Females are larger, brown, and have a tuft of grey hairs on the end oft he abdomen which […]

Wing span: 38-45 mm


Minois dryas

The male is smaller, blackish-brown, the female is larger and brown. On each fore-wing can be distinguished two black eyes with blue pupils. In females, on the underside of hind wings, there is a white band and a very small […]

Wing span: m 46-50 mm - f 55-60 mm

Small Emperor Moth

Eudia pavonia

The male bears pinnate (feather-like) antennae and is significantly smaller but more colourful than the female. The general appearance of the male is reddish, and even the hind wings are brick-red. Femalesfly at night, males in daytime searching for females. […]

Wing span: m 55-60 mm - f 68-75 mm


Chazara briseis

The Hermit butterfly has an impressive jerky and hopping flight, and after landing tucks its fore-wings between its hind-wings, making it perfectly camouflaged and very hard to see by man or by its natural enemies. From this behaviour it derives […]

Wing span: 50-60 mm

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