Small jewel blue

Plebejus christophi

''Plebejus christophi'', the small jewel blue, is a small butterfly found in Asia that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family.
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Appearance

The small jewel blue is 28–35 mm in size. The male butterfly is rather dull violet blue above with narrow borders. The female is brown above and has blue-scaled bases.

On the underside of both sexes, the hindwing sport small metallic spots along the entire margin but without prominent red marginal spots. The marginal spots on the margins of both the forewings and hindwings are faintly orange crowned.

The discal spots on the hindwing are small or minute while those on the forewing may be large and prominent.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLycaenidae
GenusPlebejus
SpeciesP. christophi
Photographed in
Iran