Lampides boeticus

Linnaeus 1767 - The Peablue

This species, which is known in England as the Long-tailed Blue is a well known best of beans and peas. It is found in secondary vegetation and also in farmers fields and gardens where its hostplant grows.

Flight Period

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25 - 30mm

Early Stages

Known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resource: ButterflyCircle Blog (courtesy of Dr. Horace Tan.)

Larval Foodplant

Cajanus cajan, Crotalaria anagyroides, Crotalaria pallida, Butea frondosa, Vigna radiata and Vigna sinensis (all Papilionaceae)


Worldwide except for the Americas, though it is found on Hawaii.