Baton blue - Pseudophilotes baton

 

Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: April-September

Size: 20-24mm

Altitude: 200-2000m

 

Underside. Top photo by Mark Ogden in Provence 2007.

This blue is small in size and has two close relations in Europe (see below). It has chequered fringes which help distinguish it from other small blues.

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution
Thymus Mixed dry slopes

Baton blue distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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