Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Plebejus (Plebijides) martini Plebejus (Vacciniina) optilete
Plebejus (Plebijides) sephirus (Frivaldzky, 1835)
 

Genus: Plebejus Kluk, 1780   Subgenus: Plebijides Sauter, 1968   Original genus: Lycaena Fabricius, 1807

Adult:
P. (Plebijides) sephirus (© Christian Papé)
Adult ssp. sephirus (Frivaldsky, 1835), Askion mts, Galatini, ca. 750 m, Greece, June 13, 2003. This ssp. is regarded by some authors as a new species, Plebejus sephirus (Frivaldszky, 1835).
(Photo by Christian Papé)
P. (Plebijides) sephirus (© Christian Papé)
Adult ssp. sephirus (Frivaldsky, 1835), Tymphi mts, Astraka, surr. of Rodovioli cottage, 1900 m, June 16, 2003. This ssp. is regarded by some authors as a new species, Plebejus sephirus (Frivaldszky, 1835).
(Photo by Christian Papé)

Foodplants:
Astragalus exscapus, Astragalus dasyanthus, Astragalus parnassi cyllenus, Astragalus angustifolius, Astragalus creticus rumelicus; larvae attended by ants of genera Bothriomyrmex, Tapinoma, Lasius, Camponotus, Tetramorium, Formica

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