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Distribution of the Lang's short-tailed bluein 2020

The Lang's short-tailed Blue or Common Zebra Blue Leptotes pirithous is a small butterfly whose upper part is blue-violet in the male, brownish with blue reflections in the female. The lower part is densely marbled. A «tail» extends the hind wings.

This butterfly has a very wide distribution, which includes Africa, India, most of Asia and Southern Europe. In France, it is probably resident in the Mediterranean departments and perhaps along the southwestern coasts. Being a powerful migrant, it can be recorded much further north, especially in late summer. In 2020, for instance,it occurred in Brittany or Auvergne.

Image caption: Lang's short-tailed blue: be careful not to confuse it with the Pea Blue or Long-tailed Blue Lampides boeticus © René Adam.

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