Celastrina argiolus (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Lycaenidae)


Female

Laying Eggs

Forewing Length: 13-17mm; Proboscis Length: 7mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
(10-16 Days) ? (Winter) April - September
(Earliest: 25.4)

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Calluna vulgaris

Vaccinium myrtillus

Cytisus scoparius

Rubus fruticosus

Frangula alnus

Hedera helix

Ilex aquifolium
Food:
(Adult)

Calluna vulgaris Nectar

Salix cinerea Nectar

Stellaria holostea Nectar
Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Celastrina argiolus
UK Butterflies Holly Blue
Nature Spot: Holly Blue - Celastrina argiolus
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Celastrina argiolus
Lepiforum: Celastrina argiolus


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