Main: (Lycaenidae / Theclinae)
61.011 [B&F: 1570] Short-tailed Blue (Cupido argiades) (Pallas, 1771)


Notes: Local in woodland clearings, scrubby grassland and flower meadows; 0-1000 m throughout much of central and eastern Europe. In Britain, has appeared as a migrant in the south on less than 20 occasions, the first in Dorset in 1885. In Hampshire, a very rare immigrant. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 25-30 mm. Larva feeds on Bird's-foot Trefoil, Crown Vetch, Tufted Vetch, Black Medick and Lucerne.

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