Glaucopsyche paphos

Paphos Blue

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by Matt Rowlings

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Photo: paphos

Cyprus, April 2002

Photo: paphos

Cyprus, April 2002

Female (I think) underside

Field notes and information

An endemic from Cyprus, it closely resembles the green underside blue, G. alexis. But it lacks the extensive underside basal flush. It is found in April/ May where it is widespread at all levels and common.

Photo: paphos

Cyprus, April 2002

Female

Photo: paphos

Cyprus, April 2002

Photo: paphos

Cyprus, April 2002

Photo: paphos

Cyprus, April 2002

Underside of male above. Unusually, the hindwing spots almost completely absent.