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



Catus, Lot, 15 October 2009
Lampides boeticus Larva


© Tineke Aarts

Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767)

Long-tailed Blue
L'Azuré porte-queue

Wingspan: 28-38mm

A bivoltine or even trivoltine species flying from May to November. A species of hot, dry floristically-rich habitats and cultivated places. Recorded from the Causse , Catus with just a single record from Las Descargues in October 2015.

Larva feeds on diverse species, Medicago sativa, Spartium junceum, Colutea arborescens, Lathyrus latifolius and can be a pest species on cultivated Pisum sativum.