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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:


    07/07/19 - added Spider beetles

    12/04/19 - added Carpet beetles

    24/12/18 - updated Checkered beetles

    27/07/18 - added 'Primitive Weevils'

    06/12/17 - added 'Aquatic beetles'

    02/12/17 - added 'Leaf & Seed beetles'

    14/11/17 - added 'Checkered beetles'

    06/11/17 - added 'Ground beetles'

    11/10/17 - added 'Centipedes, millipedes & woodlice'

    08/10/17 - added 'Chafers & Dung beetles'

    01/10/17 - added 'Blister beetles'   

    15/08/17 - added 'Longhorn beetles  

    31/07/17 - added 'Click 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 [email protected]



   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;

                                  Click beetles: Longhorn beetles; Blister beetles; Chafers; Ground beetles; Checkered beetles;

                                  Leaf & Seed beetles; Aquatic beetles; Primitive Weevils; Carpet beetles; Spider beetles;

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



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

                                 Centipedes, millipedes & woodlice


   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