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Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) damon ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Damon Blue
Sablé du sainfoin

Genus: Polyommatus Latreille, 1804   Subgenus: Agrodiaetus Hübner, [1822]   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Adult:
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, July 17, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, July 17, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Amatrice (Rieti), Italy, July 2, 2006
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, August 18, 2007
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, July 17, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female laying eggs), Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, August 5, 2011
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Rifugio Talarico, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 22, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Krysia Krzyczkowska)
Adult, Anzère, Valais, Switzerland, 2001
(Photo by Krysia Krzyczkowska)
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Rafael Estevez Rodríguez)
Adult (male), Paramo de Masa (Burgos), Spain, July 2005
(Photo by Rafael Estevez Rodríguez, fotonatura.org)
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Daniel Morel)
Adults (mating), Glandage (26), Col de Grimone, France, September 4, 2005
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Monte Vettore (Ascoli Piceno), Italy, July 1990
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adult (female), Val Ferret (Aosta), Italy, August 1992
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adults (mating), Val Ferret (Aosta), Italy, August 1992
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)

Egg:
P. (Agrodiaetus) damon (© Raniero Panfili)
Egg, Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, August 5, 2011
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)

Foodplants:
Onobrychis; larvae attended by ants Lasius niger, L. alienus, Formica pratensis

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