Green-underside blue - Glaucopsyche alexis


Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: March - July

Size: mm

Altitude: 0-1900m

The Black-eyed blue is quite similar to this species, The underside wing edges are unmarked in this species though, and the area near the body is usually suffused green.

These photos are courtesy of Mark Ogden, who took it in Bulgaria

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Glaucopsyche melanops

varied spp.

Warm flowery meadows

Green-underside blue distribution


Early Stages




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