Blue argus - Ultraaricia anteros


Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: May - Sept

Size: mm

Altitude: 550-2000m

Mark Ogden photographed this species in Bulgaria. It is restricted to the Balkans in Europe. The blueness of the top side is quite variable.

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Geranium spp.

Sparsely vegetated rocky areas.

Blue argus distribution


Early Stages




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