Agrodiaetus aroaniensis

Greek Anomalous Blue

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by Matt Rowlings

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Photo: aroaniensis

Macedonia, Greece, July 2004

Photo: aroaniensis

Pelopennesos, Greece, June 2013

Field notes and information

From the south Balkans, it is a rather weakly marked species.

Identification & Similar species: Small underside hindwing markings help separate this species from others with which it may fly. Lacks the white stripe found in most other species of the area.

Distribution & Flight: Mountains of Greece and neighbouring countries.

Habitat & Behaviour: Hot dry grassy flowery places.

Photo: aroaniensis

Pelopennesos, Greece, June 2013

Photo: aroaniensis

Pelopennesos, Greece, June 2013

Photo: aroaniensisPhoto: aroaniensis

Macedonia, Greece, July 2004

Photo: aroaniensis

Macedonia, Greece, July 2004

Heavily marked basal area, hindwing spots and hindwing submarginal areas. I think it is closer to aroaniensis than the usually much more heavily marked admetus.

Photo: aroaniensis

Pelopennesos, Greece, August 2007

Photo: aroaniensis

Pelopennesos, Greece, August 2007

Photo: aroaniensis

Macedonia, Greece, July 2000

Photo: aroaniensis

Macedonia, Greece, July 2000