Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Cupido (Cupido) osiris Cupido (Everes) argiades
Cupido (Everes) alcetas (Hoffmannsegg, 1804)
Provençal Short-tailed Blue
Azuré de la faucille

Genus: Cupido Schrank, 1801   Subgenus: Everes Hübner, [1819]   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms (species):
   coretas Ochsenheimer, 1808

Adult:
C. (Everes) alcetas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, July 17, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
C. (Everes) alcetas (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (male), Via del Fiume, Aniene River, Anticoli Corrado (Roma), Italy, May 18, 2002 [42.00943, 13.00813]
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
C. (Everes) alcetas (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Ceccano, località S. Ermete (Frosinone), Italy, June 27, 2003 [41.52633, 13.35527]
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
C. (Everes) alcetas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Via del Fiume, Aniene River, Anticoli Corrado (Roma), Italy, May 18, 2002 [42.00943, 13.00813]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
C. (Everes) alcetas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 10, 2003 [41.76021, 12.79564]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
C. (Everes) alcetas (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (male), Via del Fiume, Aniene River, Anticoli Corrado (Roma), Italy, May 18, 2002 [42.00943, 13.00813]
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)

Foodplants:
Coronilla varia, Galega officinalis; larvae attended by ants of genus Formica

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