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

LYCAENIDAE

Lycaeninae

Catus, Lot, 8 July 2008
Pseudophilotes baton Adult female

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© Tineke Aarts

Pseudophilotes baton (Bergsträsser, 1779)

L'Azuré du thym

Wingspan: 22-26mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from mid-March to September. A species of dry, open grassy, herb-rich habitats. Recordd from the Causse and Catus but not Las Descargues.

Larva feeds on Thymus vulgaris, T. praecox, T. pulegoides, Calamintha, Lavandula, Mentha spp.

 

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