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.
Host-plants: probably Lotus (Leguminosae).
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.
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