Not found in the UK.
Overwinters as a caterpillar.
Size and Family
- Family: Blues & Hairstreaks
- Size: Small
- Wing Span Range (male to female): 20-30mm
- Butterfly Conservation priority: Low
- European Status: Not threatened
Caterpillars feed on Common Bird's-foot-trefoil and Gorse.
Grassy, flowery places such as Meadows, farmland and wasteland.
- Northern Spain, France and eastwards to Greece and the Balkans including most of Italy.
- Distribution Trend Since 1970s: N/A
Short-tailed blue (upperwing) - Tamás Nestor
Short-tailed blue (upperwing)