Agrodiaetus ripartii

Ripart's Anomalous Blue

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by Matt Rowlings

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Burgos, Spain, July 2011

Male showing scent scales.

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

Field notes and information

Current taxonomic thinking is that this is an umbrella species with many geographically separated subspecies, many of which were once (and often still are) considered as full species.

From north Spain, A. ripartii ripartii & A. ripartii agenjoi. See separate species page for the latter taxon.

From southeast France and neighbouring Italy, A. ripartii rippertii includes the taxa susae & exuberans. See separate species page for the latter taxon.

From south Italy the species Gallo's anomalous blue is now subspecies A. ripartii galloi.

From Greece A. ripartii pelopi.

Flight Flies in high summer, July/ August

Identification & Similar species: Usually with the underside hindwing white stripe.

Habitat & Behaviour: Hot dry grassy places and slopes with flowers.

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Burgos, Spain, July 2011

Females lack scent scales.

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Burgos, Spain, July 2011

Usually with a strong white line.

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011

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NW Greece, August 2008

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Alpes de Haute Provence, France, July 2009

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Alpes de Haute Provence, France, July 2009

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Var, France, August 2010

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Burgos, Spain, July 2011

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NW Greece, August 2008