False baton blue - Pseudophilotes abencerragus

Female underside.


Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: April-May.

Size: 18-22mm

Altitude: 100-1500m


Female upperside.  


Like the Panoptes blue Pseudophilotes panoptes with chequered fringes and very small size. The males are blue on the topside unlike the female pictured here.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Thyme Thymus species.

Rocky flowery places

False baton blue distribution.


Early Stages




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