False eros blue - Polyommatus eroides


Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: June-July

Size: mm

Altitude: 950-2100m

A restricted range in Europe, there is no spot in the underwing cell and the orange markings on the underside hindwing are very pointed

This photo is courtesy of Mark Ogden, who took it in Greece.

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Genista spp.

Dry grassland

False eros blue distribution


Early Stages




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