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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