Cyclyrius webbianus

Canary Blue

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Photo: webbianus

Gran Canaria, Spain, April 2011

Male

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Female

Field notes and information

An endemic to the western Canary Islands. It is quite distinct from all other European species.

Identification & Similar species: Quite unlike any other species in Europe. The females are an unusual rich brown and the males a translucent blue.

Distribution & Flight: Only from the western Canary Islands of Tenerife, Gomera, La Palma, and Gran Canaria. Flies at all levels throughout the year, although at higher altitudes it doesn't fly in the cooler months.

Habitat & Behaviour: Flies in grassy flowery places amongst trees and scrub. Frequently visits flowers.

Photo: webbianus

Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Photo: cleobule

Three Canarian endemics - G. cleobule, V. vulcania, C. webbianus.

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Male

Photo: webbianus

Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

Photo: webbianus

Gran Canaria, Spain, April 2011

Photo: webbianus

Gran Canaria, Spain, April 2011

Female

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Gran Canaria, Spain, April 2011

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012

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Gran Canaria, Spain, April 2011

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Tenerife, Spain, April 2012