Polyommatus ripartii - Ripart's Anomalous Blue

Polyommatus-ripartii-riparts-anomalous- | PTKbutterflies

I have spent years wanting to see this species, prevented by not being able to be in their range during August. This year I could, and was amply rewarded. Where seen in Northern Spain in Huesca, they were plentiful.

Here are the butterfly photographs I achieved.

Although they were disinclined to open their wings, one male did so long enough to display the rather obvious andraconial patch on the forewing typical of the species..

Polyommatus-ripartii-riparts-anomalous- | PTKbutterflies
Polyommatus-ripartii-riparts-anomalous- | PTKbutterflies
Polyommatus-ripartii-riparts-anomalous- | PTKbutterflies