We were extremely happy to find this very local
species in Greece by complete accident. There were half a dozen
butterflies gliding gently about 3 feet above the ground and feeding on
the Euphorbias as seen above.
They were flying in a delightful spot where we found dozens of
special butterflies. We have since revisited the site twice. In July
2000 we thought the recent road development had so badly affected this
small area that we found nothing. Revisiting in May 2004 the place was
alive with insects and sappho was re-discovered. This time we
found it amongst the trees in the dappled light around a small stream.
Here it would settle on damp ground and rocks at the stream side.