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

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 

Flora : Zygophyllaceae : Tetraena alba

Flora of Cyprus
Scientific Name  : Tetraena alba
Family Name: Zygophyllaceae
Colour : White
Status : Indigenous (IN)
Endemism : not endemic
Altitudinal range : 0 m
Flowering : March - May
Habitat : Rocky and Sandy


Flora : Pinaceae : Pinus halepensis

Flora of Cyprus
Scientific Name  : Pinus halepensis
Family Name : Pinaceae
Type : Tree
Status : Casual (CA)
Endemism : Not endemic