Long-tailed Pea-blue
Lampides boeticus

Often common around its hostplants of small pea flowering herbs, shrubs and vines. Caterpillars feed on pea flowers and immature pods. Will feed on introduced pea flowers and vegetables.


You can learn a lot more about this butterfly, on the research-quality website now managed by BCSA, (here)

Key Facts

Size (Male):25mm
Size (Female):27mm
Mature Larva Length:13-16mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, may, jun, jul, aug, sep, oct, nov, dec
Alternate Names:Pea Blue
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