Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Chilades trochylus Cupido (Cupido) minimus
Cupido (Cupido) lorquinii (Herrich-Schäffer, [1847])
Lorquin's Blue

Genus: Cupido Schrank, 1801   Subgenus: Cupido Schrank, 1801   Original genus: Lycaena Fabricius, 1807

Adult:
C. (Cupido) lorquinii (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Ronda, Spain, April 24, 2007
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
C. (Cupido) lorquinii (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Ronda, Spain, April 24, 2007
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
C. (Cupido) lorquinii (© Michel Tarrier)
Adult, Itzer, Moyen Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Michel Tarrier, Les Papillons, mémoire vive du Maroc)
C. (Cupido) lorquinii (© Jean Delacre)
Adult, Itzer, Moyen Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)

Foodplants:
Anthyllis vulneraria; larvae attended by ants of genera Plagiolepis, Tapinoma

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