Chapman's blue - Agrodiaetus thersites

 

Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: April/June, June/August.

Size: mm

Altitude: 0-1500m

Like common blue but without the spot in cell on the underside forewing. The underside is a sandy blue which helps tell apart from Amanda's blue. This one was photographed in northern Spain, and is somewhat tatty! A clear bird nip on the hindwing. The day was cloudy so a flash unfortunately had to used, so the upperwing is unnaturally blue.

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Onobrychis

Warm dry rocky places.

Chapman's blue distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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