Long-tailed Blue Butterfly

Scientific Name: 

Lampides boeticus

Synonyms: 

The Brighton Argus, The Long-tailed Blue, The Tailed Blue, The Pea-pod Argus, The Large-tailed Blue, The Pea Blue

Description

The Long-tailed blue is one of the commonest butterflies in the world, however it is a very rare migrant to Britain. It has false eyes at the base of it's long tails which give a head and antenna impression.

Confusion Species: 

Possibly the Common Blue.

Wingspan: 

Male 32-34 mm, female 36-42 mm

Log Book Number: 

1567

Authority: 

Linnaeus, 1767

Distribution: 

Rare visitor in southern England.

Habitat: 

Rough flowery grassland.

Scientific Kingdom: 

Scientific Phylum: 

Scientific Subphylum: 

Scientific Class: 

Scientific Subclass: 

Scientific Infraclass: 

Scientific Superorder: 

Scientific Order: 

Scientific Suborder: 

Scientific Superfamily: 

Scientific Family: 

Scientific Genus: 

Species: 

L. boeticus

Colours: