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Leopard Butterflies of the Butterfly Valley

Listed under Wildlife in Aegean Region, Turkey.

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Squeezed between two rocky slopes down which waterfalls tumble and opening onto a secluded cove, this pretty valley has the perfect climate for moths and butterflies, so it’s here that they gather. The poster butterflies of the valley and the reason the valley has its name is the Leopard Butterfly, one of the loveliest of its kind, and between June and October hundreds of these Leopards gather here forming a huge breeding colony.

If the Leopards are a bit decorative for you there are around 35 other butterfly species, including swallowtails and bead silk butterflies, and 40 species of moth who’re equally drawn to this picturesque valley. it can be a bit of a scramble to get in but the quite secluded atmosphere means all the more butterflies.

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