Meleager's blue - Meleageria daphnis

 

Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: June - August

Size: 36-38mm

Altitude: 200-1700m

 

Meleager's blue has a scalloped hindwing which makes it stand out from other blues. Photos from Mark Ogden taken in Bulgaria, July 2007. It is quite a local species in western Europe, but more common further east.

The male upperside is bright blue, the females is bordered with dark brown and tends to be more heavily marked on the underside.

Underside.

 

 

 

 

 

   

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Coronilla varia Grassy/Bushy places

Meleager's blue distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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