Eros blue - Polyommatus eros


Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: July - August

Size: 26 - 28mm

Altitude: 1200-2700m

Upperside. A close relation of the Common blue, the uppersides are a brighter colour, hence the name. Unfortunately I didn't manage to quite capture this on film.

They have a very restricted range, only being found in a few high mountain ranges.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Polyommatus icarus


Flowery slopes

Eros blue distribution.


Early Stages




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