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Polyommatus (Polyommatus) escheri (Hübner, [1823])
Escher's Blue

Genus: Polyommatus Latreille, 1804   Subgenus: Polyommatus Latreille, 1804   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Agrodiaetus Hübner, 1822
  Synonims (species):
   agestor Godart, 1824
   dalmatica Speyer, 1882
   olympena Verity, 1936
   splendens Stefanelli, 1904

Adult:
P. (Polyommatus) escheri (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Bobbio (Piacenza), Italy, June 2000
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Polyommatus) escheri (© Enrico Gallo)
Adult (female), Pezzolo Valle Uzzone (Cuneo), Italy, July 1, 1973
(Photo by Enrico Gallo)
P. (Polyommatus) escheri (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Bobbio (Piacenza), Italy, June 2000
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Polyommatus) escheri (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Bobbio (Piacenza), Italy, June 2000
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Polyommatus) escheri (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Rifugio Talarico, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 22, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Polyommatus) escheri (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Rifugio Talarico, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 22, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Astragalus; larvae attended by ants Myrmica specioides, Formica cinerea

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