Female 22/07/03 Swiss Alps
Male 26/06/05 Vaud, Switzerland
18/07/10 Isère (38)
These photos were taken in the Swiss Alps; the female just above the tree line around the 2000m mark and the male somewhat lower down at about 1200m. It's a beautiful species with smashing undersides.....big spots on the forewing and small ones on the hindwing with that lovely, thick white stripe through the middle. The blue uppersides of the male have a wide, dark margin. Reasonably large for a blue species.