Anthea blue

Polyommatus anthea

A small blue with a wingspan of 28-40 mm, resembles Amanda’s of which it is often considered a subspecies; females come in blue or brown. The anthea lives in different types of habitats, in grassland, damp meadows, pastures, and on mountainsides. The host plant associated with this species is crown-vetch (Coronilla libanotica). This butterfly flies May through July, the flight is described as fast.

 

 

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