Satyrium esculi - False Ilex Hairstreak

Satyrium-esculi-false-ilex-hairstreak | PTKbutterflies
Satyrium-esculi-false-ilex-hairstreak | PTKbutterflies

This can be very similar to the Ilex Hairstreak, but the series of red spots are more even in size over the whole hindwing, It can be quite common in Southern France, where these butterfly photographs were taken.

Satyrium-esculi-false-ilex-hairstreak | PTKbutterflies
Satyrium-esculi-false-ilex-hairstreak | PTKbutterflies