Mountain alcon blue - Maculinea rebeli


Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: June - July

Size: mm

Altitude: 600-2250m

Similar to the Alcon blue, with bright blue upperside on the male and very dark grey in the female.

This photo is courtesy of Mark Ogden, above in Bulgaria, right in the Dolomites.

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Gentiana species

Wet grassland

Mountain alcon blue distribution


Early Stages




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