Geranium argus - Eumedonia eumedon


Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: May - August

Size: mm

Altitude: 750-2400m

This photo is courtesy of Mark Ogden, who took it in Bulgaria. Pictured is a female, the male being all brown. The underside has no spot in cell and is quite characteristic with a white streak just reaching the cell on the underside hindwing.

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Geranium spp.

Warm flowery meadows

Geranium argus distribution


Early Stages




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