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.

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Astralgus spp.

Dry grassland

Zephyr blue distribution


Early Stages




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