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

LYCAENIDAE

Lycaeninae

Catus, Lot, 23 September 2007
Polyommatus icarus Adult

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© Tineke Aarts

Polyommatus icarus (Rottemburg, 1775)

Common Blue
L'Argus bleu

Wingspan: 26-38mm

A plurivoltine species on the wing from April to October. Recorded from Las Descargues and almost all other sites in the region. A species of open, floristically-rich habitats and woodland clearings.

The larva feeds on Lotus corniculatus, L. pedunculatus, Medicago, Trifolium, Dorycnium, Ononis etc.

 

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