Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Plebejus (Plebejus) bellieri Plebejus (Plebijides) allardi
Plebejus (Plebejus) idas (Linnaeus, 1761)
Idas Blue
Azuré du genêt, Moyen Argus

Genus: Plebejus Kluk, 1780   Subgenus: Plebejus Kluk, 1780   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms (genus):
   Lycaeides Hübner, 1819
  Synonyms (species):
   abetonicus Verity, 1910

Adult:
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 17, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 17, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 17, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 17, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Fara Filiorum Petri (Chieti), Italy, July 8, 2009. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Fara Filiorum Petri (Chieti), Italy, July 4, 2009. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Fara Filiorum Petri (Chieti), Italy, July 8, 2009. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Fara Filiorum Petri (Chieti), Italy, July 8, 2009. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult (male), Costafinale (Genova), Italy, June 22, 2010
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult (male), Costafinale (Genova), Italy, June 22, 2010
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult (male), Neraissa (Cuneo), Italy, July 7, 2015
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, July 19, 2008
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, July 19, 2008
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Fiamignano (Rieti), Italy, May 31, 2008
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Fiamignano (Rieti), Italy, May 31, 2008
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Fiamignano (Rieti), Italy, June 18, 2005
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Fiamignano (Rieti), Italy, June 18, 2005
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (male), Allestrupgårds plantation SE of Mariager, Jylland, Denmark, July 3, 2004
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Odd Ketil Sabo)
Adult (female), unknown locality
(Photo by Odd Ketil Sabo, Butterfly Photography in Norway)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (male), Allestrupgårds plantation SE of Mariager, Jylland, Denmark, July 3, 2004
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)

Larva:
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Fara Filiorum Petri (Chieti), Italy, June 21, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Fara Filiorum Petri (Chieti), Italy, June 20, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larvae, Fara Filiorum Petri (Chieti), Italy, June 20, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Fara Filiorum Petri (Chieti), Italy, June 20, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Fara Filiorum Petri (Chieti), Italy, June 21, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Fara Filiorum Petri (Chieti), Italy, June 25, 2009. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Plebejus) idas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Fara Filiorum Petri (Chieti), Italy, June 25, 2009. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Cytisus, Genista, Melilotus, Lotus, Calluna, Anthyllis; larvae attended by ants Lasius, Formica

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