Lang's short-tailed blue - Leptotes pirithous

Lang's short-tailed blue

Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: Feb-October.

Size: 24-26mm

Altitude: 0-1200m

 

Lang's short-tailed blue Notes:

Like the Long-tailed blue Lampides boeticus but without the prominent white band. This is a strongly migratory species, I saw hundreds of them in S Spain following a period of strong southerly winds that had presumably helped them over from N Africa.

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Lampides boeticus

Leguminosae

Many

Lang's short-tailed blue distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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