Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Polyommatus (Lysandra) punctiferus Polyommatus (Neolysandra) coelestinus
Polyommatus (Meleageria) daphnis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Meleager's Blue
Azuré de l'orobe

Genus: Polyommatus Latreille, 1804   Subgenus: Meleageria De Sagarra, 1925   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms (species):
   meleager Esper, 1779

Adult:
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), SIC Monte Calvo and Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, July 15, 2006
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Ceccano, località S. Ermete (Frosinone), Italy, July 9, 2006 [41.52633, 13.35527]
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), SIC Monte Calvo and Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, July 23, 2011
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult (female), Val Martello, Bolzano, Italy, August 5, 2014
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), SIC Monte Calvo and Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, July 23, 2011
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adults (mating), Monte Faggeto, Aurunci (Latina), Italy, July 16, 2005
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Borbona (Rieti), Italy, July 5, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Borbona (Rieti), Italy, July 5, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (female), Kastoria, 1300m, Greece, August 6, 2009
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Borbona (Rieti), Italy, July 5, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adults (mating), Borbona (Rieti), Italy, July 5, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Jósvafö (Aggteleki), Hungary, June 20, 2000
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Meleageria) daphnis (© Helmut Presser)
Adult (female), unknown locality
(Photo by Helmut Presser)

Foodplants:
Coronilla varia; larvae attended by ants of genera Lasius, Formica, Tapinoma

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