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

LYCAENIDAE

Lycaeninae

Catus, Lot, 9 August 2009
Celastrina argiolus Adult

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© Tineke Aarts

Celastrina argiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Holly Blue
L'Azuré des nerpruns

Wingspan: 28-36mm

A trivoltine species on the wing from March to the end of September. Recorded annually at Las Descargues and all other woodland and scrubby habitats.

The larva feeds on Hedera helix, Cornus, Rhamnus, Evonymus, Ilex, Genista, Robinia etc.

 

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