Lorquin's blue - Cupido lorquinii

Upperside.

Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: April / June.

Size: 22-28mm

Altitude: 100-2000m

Underside.  

Notes:

Mid April on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada at about 1200m saw numerous Lorquin's blue flying. Similar to the Small blue, Cupido minimus, but with a black bordered violet blue topside.

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Cupido minimus

Anthyllis vulneraria

Dry grassland / Scrub.

Lorquin's blue distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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