Leptotes pirithous

Lang’s Short tailed Blue - has a wingspan of 26-34 mm. The hindwings show marginal orange and black spots and two small tails, hence the name. They fly from February to November depending on the location. This one was photographed in the Algarve in November. Very rare in the UK.

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