Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Phengaris alcon Phengaris nausithous
Phengaris arion (Linnaeus, 1758)
Large Blue
Azuré du serpolet

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

Synonims (genus):
   Maculinea Van Eecke, 1915
  Synonims (species):
   ligurica Wagner, 1904
   obscura Christ, 1877

Adult:
P. arion (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Oriolo Romano, (Roma), Italy, June 1990
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. arion (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Campo Felice 1300 m (L'Aquila), Italy, June 1, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. arion (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Campo Felice 1300 m (L'Aquila), Italy, June 1, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. arion (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, Gerecsei, Hungary, June 29, 2000
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. arion (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Hoburg, Gotland, Sweden, July 20, 2004
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
P. arion (© Jose Ramon Erezuma)
Adult, Ajangiz (Bizkaia), Spain, June 2005
(Photo by Jose Ramon Erezuma)

Foodplants:
Thymus; larvae attended by ants Myrmica sabuleti, Myrmica scabrinodis

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