Chelmos blue - Agrodiaetus iphigenia


Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: June - July

Size: mm

Altitude: 1100-1800m

Only found in the Mount Chelmos area, and in Turkey. The male topside (above) is sky blue with narrow black borders. The female is very dark brown. The underside is similar to the Damon blue, Agrodiaetus damon, but is a lighter grey colour.

These photos are courtesy of Mark Ogden, who took them in Greece.

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Agrodiaetus damon

Colutea spp.

Dry bushy places

Chelmos blue distribution


Early Stages




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