Cyaniris [Polyommatus] semiargus (von Rottemburg 1775) (Family Lycaenidae)


Male

Female

Forewing Length: 14-17mm, Wingspan: 26-34mm; Proboscis Length: 7-8mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
June - September June - May April - August April - June
(Earliest: 23.5)
July - September

Biotopes:
Meadows

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Several Fabaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Fabaceae Nectar

Polygonum bistorta Nectar

Ajuga reptans Nectar
Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Polyommatus semiargus
UK Butterflies Mazarine Blue
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Polyommatus semiargus
Lepiforum: Polyommatus semiargus


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