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Plebejus (Vacciniina) optilete (Knoch, 1781)
Cranberry Blue

Genus: Plebejus Kluk, 1780   Subgenus: Vacciniina Tutt, 1909   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (species):
   cyparissus Hübner, [1813]

Adult:
P. (Vacciniina) optilete (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (male), Lille Vildmose, Himmerland, Denmark, June 18, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
P. (Vacciniina) optilete (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (female), Jönköpings Län, Store Mosse NP, Sweden, July 15, 2003
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Vacciniina) optilete (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Lille Vildmose, Himmerland, Denmark, June 18, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
P. (Vacciniina) optilete (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Hammer Bakker, Jylland, Denmark, June 26, 2004
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
P. (Vacciniina) optilete (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, Ängermanland Skuleskogens NP, 200m, Sweden, July 10, 2003
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Vacciniina) optilete (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, Jönköpings Län, Store Mosse NP, Sweden, July 15, 2003
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Vacciniina) optilete (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (female), Jönköpings Län, Store Mosse NP, Sweden, July 15, 2003
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Vacciniina) optilete (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, Ängermanland Skuleskogens NP, 200m, Sweden, July 10, 2003
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Vacciniina) optilete (© Bernard Fransen)
Adults (mating), Dwingelderveld, Netherlands, July 5, 2001
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)

Foodplants:
Vaccinium, Erica tetralix

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