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



Catus, Lot, 24 April 2010
Glaucopsyche alexis Adult


© Tineke Aarts

Glaucopsyche alexis (Poda, 1761)

Green-underside Blue
L'Azuré des cytises

Wingspan: 25-38mm

A univoltine species on the wing from April to June. Recorded from The Causse and Catus but not from Las Descargues. A species of floristically-rich south-facing grassy banks, woodland clearings and open scrub.

Larva feed on Onobrychis supina, Astragalus glycophyllos, Dorycnium pentaphyllum, Melilotus officinalis, M. elegans, Medicago sativa, M. lupulina.