Agrodiaetus ainsae

Forster's Furry Blue

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by Matt Rowlings

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Photo: ainsae

Burgos, Spain, July 2011

Photo: ainsae

Burgos, Spain, July 2011

Field notes and information

This taxon has always been subject to much debate. Its current status is as a form of fulgens, not a species or subspecies.

Identification & Similar species: This form of fulgens has more extensive and rougher andriconal scales on the upperside forewing. The males are subtly paler and creamier in the shade of blue on the upperside, although this is subjective. Females are extremely difficult to identify.

Distribution & Flight: Restricted to the region to the south and southwest of the Pyrenees. July/ August.

Habitat & Behaviour: Hot dry grassy places with flowers.

Photo: ainsae

Burgos, Spain, July 2011

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Burgos, Spain, July 2011

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Burgos, Spain, July 2011