Eastern Baton Blue

Pseudophilotes vicrama

The Eastern Baton Blue is a small butterfly found from Asia, east to Tian Shan and parts of China, west to the Balkan, Turkey, eastern Europe to southern Finland. It belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.
Pseudophilotes vicrama  Eastern Baton Blue,Pseudophilotes vicrama

Appearance

The Eastern Baton Blue is 20 to 26mm in size. The male butterfly is pale dusky-blue in colour with a broad border while the female is brown. The butterfly is named for its prominent chequered fringe.

Naming

*''Pseudophilotes vicrama vicrama''
⤷ ''Pseudophilotes vicrama schiffermulleri''
⤷ ''Pseudophilotes vicrama pallida''
⤷ ''Pseudophilotes vicrama astabene''
⤷ ''Pseudophilotes vicrama clara''

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLycaenidae
GenusPseudophilotes
SpeciesP. vicrama