Short-tailed blue - Everes argiades


Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: April-August.

Size: 20-30mm

Altitude: 0-1000m

The Short-tailed blue differs from the other short-tailed blue pictured in these pages, i.e.. Provençal short-tailed blue Everes alcetas by having the orange submarginal marks. Topside photo was unfortunately not very successful!


Female short-tailed blue


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Everes alcetas

Medick Medicago, Trefoil Lotus species

Flowery, Grassy areas.

Short-tailed blue distribution


Early Stages




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