Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Aricia morronensis Azanus jesous
Aricia nicias (Meigen, 1830)
Silvery Argus
Azuré des géraniums

Genus: Aricia Reichenbach, 1817   Original genus: Polyommatus Hübner, [1822]

Synonims (genus):
   Pseudaricia Beuret, 1959
  Synonims (species):
   donzelii Boisduval, 1832

Adult:
A. nicias (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Rifugio Talarico, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 22, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. nicias (© Daniel Morel)
Adult (female), Espousouille, 1700m, Pyrénées-Orientales, France, August 5, 2008
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
A. nicias (© Daniel Morel)
Adult (male), Espousouille, 1700m, Pyrénées-Orientales, France, August 5, 2008
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
A. nicias (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Rifugio Talarico, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 22, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. nicias (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult, Rifugio Talarico, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 22, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
A. nicias (© Diego Reggianti)
Adult, Rifugio Talarico, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 22, 2002
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
A. nicias (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Fafleralp-Lauchneralp, Switzerland, August 23, 2002
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
A. nicias (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Fafleralp-Lauchneralp, Switzerland, August 19, 2002
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
A. nicias (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adult (male), La Thuile (Aosta), Italy, August 1992
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
A. nicias (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adult (female), La Thuile (Aosta), Italy, August 1992
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
A. nicias (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adult (female), Morgex (Aosta), Italy, August 1984
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
A. nicias (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adults (mating), La Thuile (Aosta), Italy, August 1992
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)

Foodplants:
Geranium

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