Most people are fascinated by butterflies, thrilled by the many bright colors and fluttering flight, which is found in almost no other insects. In this gallery you can see some native butterflies from Hessen (Germany).

Images in this gallery: [1] Melanargia galathea, the marbled white in low key – [2] female common blue butterfly, Polyommatus icarus on unusual perch – [3] typical sleeping community of the crepuscular burnet – [4] the marble white on a bee orchid (Ophrys apifera) – [5] meadow brown (Maniola jurtina) – [6] the marbled white sunbathing in the evening – [7] male common blue butterfly in the afternoon – [8] crepuscular burnet (Zygaena carniolica) in the evening – [9] emperor moths (Saturnia) – [10] brown argus (Aricia agestis) on a wild strawberry – [11] two marble white in the evening – [12] sleeping community of the crepuscular burnet