Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Polyommatus (Lysandra) caelestissimus Polyommatus (Lysandra) hispanus
Polyommatus (Lysandra) coridon (Poda, 1761)
Chalk-hill Blue
Argus bleu-nacré

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

Synonims (species):
   philippi Brown & Coutsis, 1978
   slovacus Vitas, Balint & Zitnan, 1997

Adult:
P. (Lysandra) coridon (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, August 19, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Lysandra) coridon (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, August 19, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Lysandra) coridon (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (male), Rifugio Talarico, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 22, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
P. (Lysandra) coridon (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (male), Rifugio Talarico, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 22, 2002. (Right specimen)
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
P. (Lysandra) coridon (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (female), Fafleralp-Anenhütte, Switzerland, August 20, 2002
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Lysandra) coridon (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adult (female), La Thuile (Aosta), Italy, August 1992
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
P. (Lysandra) coridon (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Orpierre, France, May 20, 2001
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Lysandra) coridon (© Bernard Fransen)
Adults, Eifel (Hoehne Berg), Germany, August 24, 2001
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Lysandra) coridon (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adult (female), Cervinia (Aosta), Italy, August 1988
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
P. (Lysandra) coridon (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adult (male), Livigno (Sondrio), Italy, August 1989
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)

Foodplants:
Hippocrepis comosa; larvae attended by ants of genera Lasius, Plagiolepis, Formica, Myrmica, Tetramorium

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