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Polyommatus (Lysandra) bellargus (Rottemburg, 1775)
Adonis Blue

Genus: Polyommatus Latreille, 1804   Subgenus: Lysandra Hemming, 1933   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (species):
   adonis [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775

Adult:
P. (Lysandra) bellargus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (male), Campo Felice 1300 m (L'Aquila), Italy, June 1, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
P. (Lysandra) bellargus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (male), Campo Felice 1300 m (L'Aquila), Italy, June 1, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
P. (Lysandra) bellargus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (female), Campo Felice 1300 m (L'Aquila), Italy, June 1, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
P. (Lysandra) bellargus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (female), Campo Felice 1300 m (L'Aquila), Italy, June 1, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
P. (Lysandra) bellargus (© Steven House)
Adult (male)
(Photo by Steven House)
P. (Lysandra) bellargus (© Nicolas Helitas)
Adult (female), Chaumussay, France
(Photo by Nicolas Helitas)
P. (Lysandra) bellargus (© Bernard Fransen)
Adults (courting), Castellón, Valenciana, Navajas, Spain, May 12, 2004
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Lysandra) bellargus (© Bernard Fransen)
Adults (mating), Castellón, Valenciana, Navajas, Spain, May 12, 2004
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Lysandra) bellargus (© Rafael Estevez Rodríguez)
Adults (mating), Serra da Enciņa da Lastra (Orense), Spain, April 2005
(Photo by Rafael Estevez Rodríguez, fotonatura.org)

Foodplants:
Hippocrepis comosa, Coronilla varia; larvae attended by ants of genera Myrmica, Lasius, Tapinoma, Plagiolepis

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