Received a wonderful butterfly maxi-card today. They are one of my favourite animals! I try to fill my own garden with lots of butterfly plants. It makes me each summer so happy to see them in my garden.... Gardening is also a great hobby of mine! :-)
The Chequered Blue Butterfly (Scolitantides orion) belongs to the Lycaenidae family of gossamer-winged butterflies. The male is 13 to 16 mm, and flight takes place in July. The butterfly lives in rocky areas up to 1000 m of altitude, on plants such as Sedum telephium and Sedum album.