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



Las Descargues, June 2003
Cupido minimus Adult


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Cupido minimus (Fuessly, 1775)

Little Blue
L'Argus frle

Wingspan: 20-25mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to August. Recorded from Las Descargues but it appears more frequently in the dry habitats of the Causse. A species of calcareous habitats, dry rocky areas, dry, open grassy habitats and woodland clearings.

Larvae are attended by various ant species, Lasius, Formica, Plagiolepis, Myrmica spp. and feed on Anthyllis vulneraria.