Provence hairstreak - Tomares ballus


Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: January - May.

Size: 28-30mm

Altitude: 300-1300m


A kind of strange cross between a Green hairstreak Callophrys rubi and a Small copper Lycaena phlaeas. Likes to be low down on clover and such like seems fairly widespread in S. Spain and S. Portugal.


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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Medicago species.

Open meadows with short grass

Provence hairstreak distribution


Early Stages




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