Cranberry Blue

Plebejus optilete

The Cranberry Blue is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in North Eastern Europe, the Alps, North Asia, Japan, Korea and North Western North America.

The length of the forewings is ca. 14 mm. The butterfly flies from June to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on ''Vaccinium oxycoccos'', ''Empetrum nigrum'', Bilberry and other Cranberry and ''Empetrum'' species.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLycaenidae
GenusPlebejus
SpeciesP. optilete
Photographed in
Finland