Damon blue - Agrodiaetus damon

Male underside.  

Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: July - August

Size: 30-34mm

Altitude: 1000-2100m

A glorious shining blue upperside, together with a striking streaked underside make the Damon blue an excellent addition to the mountain species count. Tended to be at relatively lower altitudes in Switzerland, still quite high compared with UK standards though (1300m+).
Male upperside.

 

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Damon blue distribution.

 

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