Zephyr blue - Plebejus pylaon

 

Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: May-July

Size: mm

Altitude: 500-2050m

 
Like other Plebejus species but without the blue scales on the hindwing. It is spread across Europe with a number of named subspecies.

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

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Astralgus spp.

Dry grassland

Zephyr blue distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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