Mount Hymettos

Leptotes pirithous – Lang’s short-tailed blue


Syn. Syntarucus pirithous

Photograph by Stavros Apostolou

Lang’s short-tailed blue on Quercus coccifera 

Wingspan 20-25 mm (small); the female is a little larger than the male. It is found in southern Europe and North Africa and it has a limited spread in Greece. It flies from spring to autumn.