Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Favonius quercus Glaucopsyche (Glaucopsyche) melanops
Glaucopsyche (Glaucopsyche) alexis (Poda, 1761)
Green-underside Blue
Azuré des cytises

Genus: Glaucopsyche Scudder, 1872   Subgenus: Glaucopsyche Scudder, 1872   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms (species):
   cyllarus Rottemburg, 1775

Adult:
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult (male), Quiliano (Savona), Italy, May 3, 2012
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Giuliano di Roma (Frosinone), Italy, May 1, 2005
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Sambuci (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Sambuci (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adult (male), Rosano (Firenze), Italy, June 1991
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adults (mating), Diacceto (Firenze), Italy, May 1992
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, Maurion, France, May 26, 2001
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Marcello Romano)
Adult (female), Etna (Sicily), Italy, March 28, 2003
(Photo by Marcello Romano)
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female laying eggs), Giuliano di Roma (Frosinone), Italy, May 1, 2005
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female laying eggs), Giuliano di Roma (Frosinone), Italy, May 1, 2005
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)

Larva:
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Bernard Fransen)
Larva, Achaia, Peleponessos, Greece, June 12, 2005
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Daniel Morel)
Larva, Bouyon, 610m, Alpes-Maritimes, France, June 7, 2015
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Daniel Morel)
Larva, Peille, 1080m, Alpes-Maritimes, France, June 25, 2009
(Photo by Daniel Morel)

Egg:
G. (Glaucopsyche) alexis (© Rafael Pérez Fernández)
Egg, June 5, 2011
(Photo by Rafael Pérez Fernández, Mariposas de la provincía de Guadalajara)

Foodplants:
Astragalus, Galega, Vicia, Coronilla, Calicotome, Spartium, Medicago, Melilotus, Onobrychis, Cytisus, Colutea and other Fabaceae; larvae attended by ants of genera Lasius, Formica, Tapinoma, Camponotus, Myrmica, Crematogaster

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