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Portugal - September 2015

Portugal - September 2015

End of summer 2015 and we started our holiday in the southwestern part of the iberian peninsula. The land was dry and dusty but we found nevertheless interesting animals and also a few Jewel Beetles. On hot days we were cooled from the water of the atlantic sea.


Landscape in the northeast side of Faro.

Ria da Formosa.

Mediterranean chameleon - Chamaeleo chamaeleon (Linnaeus, 1758).

I watching you!

Lagoon of the Ria da Formosa.

Another mediterranean chameleon. What a froop!

Algarve coast.

Nice beach - Praia da Senhora da Rocha near Amarção de Pêra.

Athene noctua (Scopoli, 1769).

View into the direction to America.

Larus michahellis Naumann, 1840.

Westcoast.

Arbutus unedo L.

Dry River Fonte Benémola.

Flowering Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. which is the hostplant of the following small Jewel Beetle.

Trachys menthae Bedel, 1921.

In the village Querença humans and house martins found the right way to live together.

Dry macchia with the last yellow flowers.

One cuckoo wasp (Chrysis sp.) flew around these sparse yellow flowers.

The autnum comes and brings the rain.

Moonlight.

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