Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Cupido (Everes) argiades (Pallas, 1771)

Cupido (Everes) argiades

Flight-period Central Europe:

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Imago

Conservation Status:

  NE DD LC NT VU EN CR RE EX
Austria [*1]
Vienna - Austria [*2]

 

  • English: Short-tailed Blue
  • German/Austrian: Kurzschwänziger Bläuling
  • Danish: Korthaleblåfugl
  • Image: 1280x720
  • Location: Austria, Niederösterreich, Tulln
  • Date: 29/07/2012
  • Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
  • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
  • Lens: Sigma 150mm APO Macro

 

There are two other Butterflies which are almost identical to the C. argiades. The first is the Cupido decoloratus, which doesn't have the orange spots seen clearly on this photo. The other is the Cupido alcetas, which also doesn't have the spots.
 
The further in the flight-period you come, the more difficult it becomes to determine the C. argiades due to the wear and tear of the wing scales.

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