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



Rocamadour, June 2005
Scolitantides orion Adult


© Neil Sherman

Scolitantides orion (Pallas, 1771)

Chequered Blue
L'Azuré des orpins

Wingspan: 26-34mm

A species with a single generation on the wing from April to early July in the mountains but the end of June elsewhere. Found on dry, rocky banks and slopes amidst woods and scrub.

The larva feeds on Thymus, Menthe, Lavandula spp.