Size: 28-30 mm. The underside of the hindwind is green and diagnostic. The male has slight red patches on the upperside of the forewing ; while the female has a lot of red.
10 records. Latest in 1919 (Marsa Matrouh)
Distribution in Egypt
Coast west of Alexandria. AOO = 17 km2. EOO = 4040 km2. 3 locations.
Narrow (western Mediterranean, extending to Egypt)
Red markings on the upperside of the forewing of male led Graves to describe a specifically Egyptian subspecies, mareoticus, but Larsen (1990) doubts it.
Open meadows with short grass. Larva attended by Plagiolepis ants.
Life History and Behavior
The Flight Period
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Tomares ballus
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 34
Species With Barcodes: 1
Status in Egypt
Data Deficient , probably Extinct in Egypt
Destruction of habitat probably implies extinction in Egypt
The wingspan is 28–30 mm. The butterfly flies from January to April.