Lysandra coridon - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

LYCAENIDAE

Lycaeninae

Pierre Martine, Causse de Gramat, 11 August 2009
Lysandra coridon Adult

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© Robin Howard

Lysandra coridon (Poda, 1761)

Chalk-hill Blue
L'Argus bleu nacré

Wingspan: 28-36mm

A univoltine species on the wing from July to October in dry, calcareous habitats with short grasses and an abundance of low-growing flora.

The larva feeds on Hippocrepis comosa, H. glauca and is attended during the larval stage by various ant species.

 

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