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Lycanenidae 3 - Polyommatinae
(The Blues)

This page includes all the pictures of 'Blues' photographed in Europe and shown on the Sightings page

Note: Photographs are accepted as being correctly identified by the named photographer and this website accepts no responsibility for misidentification. It is noted that some species can be found in Great Britain but are included as the photograph was taken in another European country. No details of distribution or status will be given.

Links to species on this page . . .
Adonis Blue (Polyommatus bellargus ) Geranium Argus (Eumedonia eumedon)
Amanda's Blue (Polyommatus amandus) Geranium Bronze (Cacyreus marshalli)
Alcon Blue (Phengaris alcon) Idas Blue (Plebejus idas)
Black-eyed Blue (Glaucopsyche melanops) Lang's Short-tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous)
Blue Argus (Ultraaricia anteros) Large Blue (Phengaris arion)
Chalkhill Blue (Polyommatus coridon ) Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus)
Chapman's Blue (Polyommatus thersites) Mazarine Blue (Polyommatus semiargus)
Chequered Blue (Scolitantides orion) Meleager's Blue (Polyommatus (Meleageria) daphnis)
Mountain Argus (Aricia artaxerxes)
Damon Blue (Polyommatus damon) Panoptes Blue (Pseudophilotes panoptes)
Eros Blue (Polyommatus eros) Reverdin's Blue (Plebejus argyrognomon)
Escher's Blue (Polyommatus escheri) Silvery Argus (Aricia (Pseudaricia) nicias)
Furry Blue (Polyommatus dolus) Turquoise Blue (Polyommatus dorylas)
Green-underside Blue (Glaucopsyche alexis) Zephyr Blue (Plebejus sephirus)
Lycanenidae 1 - Lycaeninae - Coppers
Lycanenidae 2 - Theclinae - Hairstreaks
Photo Library Index



Species Name

Scientific Name

Long-tailed Blue

Lampides boeticus

Long-tailed Blue 2003 - Clive Burrows

Long-tailed Blue 2006 - Steve Lane

Andalucia
Spain
© photo: Clive Burrows
Barcelona
© photo: Steve Lane


Species Name

Scientific Name

Lang's Short-tailed Blue

Leptotes pirithous

Langs Short-tail Blue 2002 - Tristan Bantock


Mallorca
© photo: Tristan Bantock




Species Name

Scientific Name

Geranium Bronze

Cacyreus marshalli

Geranium Bronze egg 2005 - Liz Goodyear

Geranium Bronze pupa 2005 - Liz Goodyear

Egg
Sardinia
© photo: Liz Goodyear
Pupa
Sardinia
© photo: Liz Goodyear

Geranium Bronze 3 stages 2005 - Liz Goodyear

Geranium Bronze 2005 - Liz Goodyear

Three stages
Sardinia
© photo: Liz Goodyear
Adult underside
Sardinia
© photo: Liz Goodyear

Geranium Bronze 2006 - Trevor Chapman

Geranium Bronze 2006 - Trevor Chapman

Algarve
© photo: Trevor Chapman
Algarve
© photo: Trevor Chapman

Geranium Bronze 2006 - Steve Lane

Geranium Bronze 2006 - Steve Lane

Barcelona
© photo: Steve Lane
Barcelona
© photo: Steve Lane

Geranium Bronze 2005 - Liz Goodyear

Geranium Bronze egglaying 2005 - Liz Goodyear


Sardinia
© photo: Liz Goodyear
Egg-laying
Sardinia
© photo: Liz Goodyear


Species Name

Scientific Name

Alcon Blue

Phengaris alcon

Alcon Blue 2002 - Roger Gibbons

Vercors National Park
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons




Species Name

Scientific Name

Large Blue

Phengaris arion

Large Blue 2002 - Roger Gibbons

Vercors National Park
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons


Species Name

Scientific Name

Green-underside Blue

Glaucopsyche alexis

Green-underside Blue 2004 - Clive Burrows

Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows




Species Name

Scientific Name

Black-eyed Blue

Glaucopsyche melanops

Black-eyed Blue 2005 - Clive Burrows

Northern Spain
© photo: Clive Burrows




Species Name

Scientific Name

Panoptes Blue

Pseudophilotes panoptes

Panoptes Blue 2004 - Clive Burrows

Panoptes Blue 2004 - Clive Burrows

Andalucia
Spain
© photo: Clive Burrows
Andalucia
Spain
© photo: Clive Burrows

Panoptes Blue 2003 - Clive Burrows

Panoptes Blue 2004 - Clive Burrows

Andalucia
Spain
© photo: Clive Burrows
Andalucia
Spain
© photo: Clive Burrows


Species Name

Scientific Name

Chequered Blue

Scolitantides orion

Chequered Blue 2004 - Bob Hasra

Chequered Blue Greece 2005 - Clive Burrows


Northern Italy
© photo: Bob Hasra

Greece
© photo: Clive Burrows


Species Name

Scientific Name

Idas Blue

Plebejus idas

Idas Blue 2005 - Clive Burrows

Idas Blue 2006 - Roger Gibbons

French Alps
© photo: Clive Burrows
Le Boreon, Alpes Maritime
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons


Species Name

Scientific Name

Zephyr Blue

Plebejus sephirus

Zephyr Blue 2005 - Clive Burrows

Greece
© photo: Clive Burrows




Species Name

Scientific Name

Reverdin's Blue

Plebejus argyrognomon

Reverdin's Blue 2002 - Roger Gibbons

Dijon
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons




Species Name

Scientific Name

Geranium Argus

Eumedonia eumedon

Geranium Argus 2005 - Clive Burrows

French Alps
© photo: Clive Burrows


Species Name

Scientific Name

Mountain Argus

Aricia artaxerxes

Mountain Argus 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Le Boreon, Alpes Maritime
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons




Species Name

Scientific Name

Mazarine Blue

Polyommatus semiargus

Mazarine Blue 2004 - Clive Burrows


Spanish Pyrenees
© photo: Clive Burrows




Species Name

Scientific Name

Blue Argus

Ultraaricia anteros

Blue Argus 2005 - Clive Burrows

Greece
© photo: Clive Burrows





Species Name

Scientific Name

Silvery Argus

Aricia (Pseudaricia) nicias

Silvery Argus 2005 - Clive Burrows

French Alps
© photo: Clive Burrows




Species Name

Scientific Name

Damon Blue

Polyommatus damon

Damon Blue 2003 - Clive Burrows

Damon Blue 2003 - Clive Burrows

Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows
Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows

Damon Blue 2003 - Clive Burrows

Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows




Species Name

Scientific Name

Furry Blue

Polyommatus dolus

Furry Blue 2002 - Roger Gibbons

Signes
Southern France
© photo: Roger Gibbons




Species Name

Scientific Name

Escher's Blue

Polyommatus escheri

Escher's Blue 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Escher's Blue 2002 - Roger Gibbons

St Paul en Foret, Var
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons

France
© photo: Roger Gibbons


Species Name

Scientific Name

Chapman's Blue

Polyommatus thersites

Chapman's Blue 2004 - Clive Burrows

Chapman's Blue 2006 - Roger Gibbons


Slovakia
© photo: Clive Burrows
Les Arc, Var
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons


Species Name

Scientific Name

Amanda's Blue

Polyommatus amandus

Amanda's Blue 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Amanda's Blue 2006 - Roger Gibbons


Lantosque, Alpes Maritime
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons

Gorges du Blavet, Var
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons

Amanda's Blue 2001 - Clive Burrows


Spanish Pyrenees
© photo: Clive Burrows




Species Name

Scientific Name

Meleager's Blue

Polyommatus (Meleageria) daphnis

Meleager's Blue 2003 - Clive Burrows

Meleagers Blue 2002 - Roger Gibbons

Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows
Rimplas, Alpes Maritime
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons

Meleagers Blue 2003 - Clive Burrows

Meleagers Blue 2002 - Roger Gibbons

Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows
Rimplas, Alpes Maritime
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons


Species Name

Scientific Name

Turquoise Blue

Polyommatus dorylas

Turquoise Blue 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Turquoise Blue 2005 - Clive Burrows

Mons, Var
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons
Greece
© photo: Clive Burrows


Species Name

Scientific Name

Chalkhill Blue

Polyommatus coridon

Chalk-hill Blue 2003 - Clive Burrows

Chalk-hill Blue 2004 - Clive Burrows

Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows

Spanish Pyrenees
© photo: Clive Burrows


Species Name

Scientific Name

Adonis Blue

Polyommatus bellargus

Adonis Blue 2003 - Clive Burrows


Northern Greece
© photo: Clive Burrows





Species Name

Scientific Name

Eros Blue

Polyommatus eros

Eros Blue 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Hautes Alpes
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons





Adonis Blue (Polyommatus bellargus ) Geranium Argus (Eumedonia eumedon)
Amanda's Blue (Polyommatus amandus) Geranium Bronze (Cacyreus marshalli)
Alcon Blue (Phengaris alcon) Idas Blue (Plebejus idas)
Black-eyed Blue (Glaucopsyche melanops) Lang's Short-tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous)
Blue Argus (Ultraaricia anteros) Large Blue (Phengaris arion)
Chalkhill Blue (Polyommatus coridon ) Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus)
Chapman's Blue (Polyommatus thersites) Mazarine Blue (Polyommatus semiargus)
Chequered Blue (Scolitantides orion) Meleager's Blue (Polyommatus (Meleageria) daphnis)
Mountain Argus (Aricia artaxerxes)
Damon Blue (Polyommatus damon) Panoptes Blue (Pseudophilotes panoptes)
Eros Blue (Polyommatus eros) Reverdin's Blue (Plebejus argyrognomon)
Escher's Blue (Polyommatus escheri) Silvery Argus (Aricia (Pseudaricia) nicias)
Furry Blue (Polyommatus dolus) Turquoise Blue (Polyommatus dorylas)
Green-underside Blue (Glaucopsyche alexis) Zephyr Blue (Plebejus sephirus)
Lycanenidae 1 - Lycaeninae - Coppers
Lycanenidae 2 - Theclinae - Hairstreaks
Photo Library Index

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