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Small desert blue – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Small desert blue

Luthrodes galba galba

A small blue with a wingspan of 20-22 mm, resembles the grass jewel but larger and males blue with reduced orange markings. The small desert lives in drier parts of the country, along the coast, in farmland and semi-desert. Host plants are represented by members of the acacia family, such as acacia trees (Acacia spp.) and lagonychium (Lagonychium spp.). This butterfly flies April through July.

Photographs

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Durzan Cirano (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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