Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Maurus vogelii Phengaris arion
Phengaris alcon ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Alcon Blue
Azuré des mouillères, Protée

Genus: Phengaris Doherty, 1891   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Maculinea Van Eecke, 1915

Adult:
P. alcon (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (female), Hanstedreservatet, Thy, Denmark, July 10, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
P. alcon (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (female laying eggs), Hanstedreservatet, Thy, Denmark, July 10, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
P. alcon (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, Plateaux, Netherlands, July 25, 2001
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. alcon (© Bernard Fransen)
Adults (mating), Braakhuizerheide, Netherlands, July 10, 1994
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)

Foodplants:
Gentiana pneumonanthe; larvae attended by ants Myrmica ruginodis

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