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Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Long-Tailed Blue; Long-tailed Pea-blue; Papilio damoetes Fabricius, 1775; Papilio boeticus Linnaeus, 1767; Bean butterfly

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Long-tailed blue - Lampides boeticus

Long tailed blue

Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: Feb - Nov.

Size: 30-36mm

Altitude: 0-2700m


A widespread European species, including the Canaries. As they are strong migrants they fly rapidly and don't settle for as long as would be nice for photography.

The intricate underside pattern is similar to Lang's short-tailed blue, Leptotes pirithous . But has a prominent white band.

Long tailed blue

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Leptotes pirithous

Many including Pea and Broadbean


Long-tailed blue distribution


Early Stages


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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Arthropoda  
 Class Insecta  
 Order Lepidoptera  
 Family Lycaenidae  
 Genus Lampides  
  Lampides boeticus    (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Provider: Yu-Feng Hsu 
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Citation: Shirozu & Ueda, 1992.- Linnaeus, 1767, Systema Naturae per Regna tria Naturae, 789.
Name Code: 345747
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