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Natural History of Thásos



An introduction to the wildlife and wild places of Thásos, Greece.       

© Adrian P. Fowles 2001


Thásos (also known as Thasos or Thassos) is a small island, the northernmost in the Aegean, just a few kilometres off the coast of mainland Greece (24.30'E; 40.40'N). Information on the natural history of Thásos is scattered through a variety of publications and this site is intended to be a reference point to encourage interest in the island’s wildlife. Comments, biological records and information on sites and habitats are welcome.

  Temperature on Thasos now!        Click for Chrysopouli, Greece Forecast       

                                                Data from Chrysopouli on the adjacent mainland   









Recent additions:


    13/11/16 - Orthoptera updated

    30/05/15 - 'Spiders & Scorpions' updated

    25/11/13 - 'Orthoptera' updated

    30/08/13 - minor updates to many pages

    14/12/11 - minor updates to several pages

    08/01/10 - 'Vascular Plants' updated

    25/09/09 - minor updates to several pages

    08/12/08 - 'Mammals' updated

    07/12/08 - 'Lichens' updated

    24/02/08 - 'Natura 2K' and 'Mammals' updated

    29/12/05 - 'Birds' updated

    08/10/05 - digital map updated  

    03/07/05 - 'Natura 2K'  updated

    28/06/05 - added 'Galleries'

   June 2005 - minor updates to several pages

    29/10/04 - added 'Ant-like Flower beetles'











Comments are welcomed - if you have found this website useful or interesting, let me know - encouragement will galvanise me to add further pages! Please send comments or information on your own observations of wildlife on Thásos, via e-mail to



   Home Page:              Acknowledgements


   Island description:      Aerial photo;   Maps;   Transport


   Habitats:                   Coastal fringe;   Broadleaf woodland;   Lowland conifers;   Lowland scrub;  

                                   Montane habitats;   Wetlands;   Nestos Delta;   Conservation issues;   Natura 2000


   Flora:                       Vascular plants;   Orchids;   Lichens;   Fungi;   Mosses & Liverworts


   Vertebrates:              Birds;   Bird checklist;   Mammals;   Reptiles and amphibians


   Insects:                    Flower beetles;   Jewel beetles;   Darkling beetles;   Ladybirds;   Ant-like flower beetles;

                                  Ants;   Bees and wasps;   Butterflies;   Butterfly checklist;   Grasshoppers & crickets;  



   Invertebrates:            Non-marine snails and slugs;   Marine molluscs;   Spiders & scorpions;  What's that bug?


   Galleries:               Butterflies;   Grasshoppers & Allies;   Flora;   Invertebrates;   Vertebrates



Bibliography;   Links;   About this Site;   Eating out vegetarian



   UK invertebrate webpages:

   Welsh weevils;  Procas granulicollis webpage;  Saproxylic Coleoptera Quality Index; Exposed Riverine Sediments Quality Index; Dyfed Invertebrate Group; Miscellaneous Reports