Black-eyed blue - Glaucopsyche melanops

Male upperside.

Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: April / May.

Size: 22-32mm

Altitude: 100-1100m

Male Underside.  


A distinctive and widespread blue. The lack of green near the base of the underwing separates it form the Green underside blue Glaucopsyche alexis. The blue your likely to come across most often in S. Spain at Springtime.

Female upperside.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Leopards bane Dorycnium, Greenweed Genista and others


Black-eyed blue distribution.


Early Stages




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