Provençal short-tailed blue - Everes alcetas

Underside  

Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: May-September.

Size: 26-32mm

Altitude: 50-1200m


This was taken near Axat in the Pyrenées Orientales, France, in the summer of 1996. See also the similar Short-tailed blue Everes argiades. There is also a third species of the genus in Europe, I've not come across it yet though.

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Everes argiades

Coronilla varia Crown vetch

Woodland clearings.

Provençal short-tailed blue distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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