Polyommatus eleniae

Phalakron Anomalous Blue

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by Matt Rowlings

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Mt Phalakron, Greece, July 2016

A slight chestnut colouration is just visible on the upper forewing.

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Mt Phalakron, Greece, July 2016

Field notes and information

Confined to Mts Phalakron and Orvilos in Greece and surrounding hills.

Identification & Similar species: Very similar to the Greek anomalous blue A. aroanisensis. The current species is said to be darker, warmer and redder undersides and a slightly chestnut upperside tint.

Distribution & Flight: Extremely restricted range. Only on Mt Phalakron and Mt Orvilos and surrounding countrside in N Greece.

Habitat & Behaviour: Hot dry grassy flowery places in low hills and mountains.

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Mt Phalakron, Greece, July 2016

Photo: eleniae

Mt Phalakron, Greece, July 2016

Photo: eleniae

Mt Phalakron, Greece, July 2016

Photo: eleniae

Mt Phalakron, Greece, July 2016