A very distinctive blue. The scalloped hindwings
are very distinctive in this species and the female upperside is unique
and unmistakable. The males are of a bright powder blue. Both sexes are
It flies across much of central eastern and south eastern
Europe but it seems to be very local and uncommon. In western Europe it
flies in northern Italy, northern Spain and southern France. I've also
found it in the Rhône valley in Switzerland.