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



Las Descargues, 7 August 2009
Everes alcetas Adult


© Robin Howard

Everes alcetas (Hoffmannsegg, 1804)

Provençal Short-tailed Blue
L'Azuré de la faucille

Wingspan: 28-34mm

A plurivoltine species on the wing from April to September. A species of meadows, rough grasslands and woodland clearings it has been recorded at Las Descargues but is more frequently encountered in the Bave Valley and on the Causse.

The larva feeds on Medicago lupulina.