Vacciniina optilete (KNOCH, 1781)

Cranberry Blue


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Photo by Mario Maier. Vacciniina optilete, June 1988, Murnauer Moos / Bavaria

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pointer.gif (1285 Byte) Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae

Description:
A very rare butterfly of high marshlands. He is easily identified by a large blue and orange eye-spot on the underside of the hind-wings.

Flight period:
One brood from June to August.

Larval host plants:
Vaccinium uliginosum.

Red List Germany: 1


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