Cyprus Discovery Map

Visit Our Map and Discovery Cyprus

Butterflies

Papilio Machaon - Swallowtail

Flowers - Plants

Anemone coronaria - Poppy Anemone - Ανεμώνη

Sights

Tzelefos Medieval Bridge - Μεσαιωνικό Γεφύρη Τζελεφού

Landscapes - Places - Villages - Churches

Akrotiri Beach, Episkopi Bay - Παραλία στο Ακρωτήρι, Κόλπος Επισκοπής

Birds

Little Egret , Λευκοτσικνιάς, Egretta garzetta

Coleoptera : Cetoniidae : Protaetia (Netocia) cuprea subsp. ikonomovi

Insects of Cyprus
Coleoptera of Cyprus
Scientific Name : Protaetia (Netocia) cuprea subsp. ikonomovi
Endemic subspecies of Cyprus

Akrotiri Limassol -  June

Coleoptera of Cyprus

Coleoptera or Beetle :  The name Coleoptera, derived from the Greek words "koleos" meaning sheath and "ptera" meaning wings, refers to the modified front wings which serve as protective covers for the membranous hind wings.

Above is the list of Coleoptera of Cyprus those we find. For any corrections or identifications please contact me.

Latin Name Family Name
Larinus onopordi Curculionidae 
Rhytideres plicatus Curculionidae 
Protaetia (Netocia) cuprea subsp. Ikonomovi Cetoniidae



Bird : Glareola pratincola ( Collared Pratincole - Νεροχελίδονο )

Bird of Cyprus

Scientific Name : Glareola pratincola
English Name : Collared Pratincole
Greek Name : Νεροχελίδονο

Family Name : Glareolidae
Order : Charadriiformes

Length : 24 - 28 cm
Wingspan : 60 - 70  cm
Lifespan : Up to 5 years
Weight : 50 - 80 gr
Feeding : Insects ( aerial feeding )


Butterfly : Lampides boeticus ( Long-tailed Blue )


Butterfly of Cyprus : Lampides boeticus ( Long-tailed Blue )
Family : Lycaenidae
Latin Name : Lampides boeticus
English Name : Long-tailed Blue
Size : 22-35mm
Altitude : 0-2000 m
Season : March - November 
Host : Leguminosae plants
Find the list of Cyprus butterflies HERE.


Bird : Sternula albifrons ( Little Tern - Νανογλάρονο )

Bird of Cyprus

Scientific Name : Sternula albifrons
English Name : Little Tern
Greek Name : Νανογλάρονο

Length : 22-24 cm
Wingspan : 48-55 cm
Lifespan : Up to 10 years
Weight : 50 - 65 gr
Feeding : Fish

Akrotiri Limassol Cyprus - May




Flora : Boraginaceae : Onosma fruticosa ( Endemic )

Flora of Cyprus
Family Name : Boraginaceae
Scientific Name : Onosma fruticosa
Status : Indigenous (IN)
Endemism : endemic
Colour : Yellow - Orange


Flora : Fabaceae : Ononis ornithopodioides

Flora of Cyprus
Scientific Name : Ononis ornithopodioides
Family : Fabaceae
Status : Indigenous (IN)
Colour : Yellow
Endemism : not endemic
Altitudinal range : 100–750 m


Flora : Fabaceae : Trifolium pamphylicum

Flora of Cyprus
Family Name : Fabaceae
Scientific Name : Trifolium pamphylicum
Status : Indigenous (IN)
Endemism : not endemic
Colour : Pink - White
Flowering : March - May
Altitudinal range : 0 – 1225 m

Akrotiri Limassol - March