Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Polyommatus (Meleageria) daphnis Polyommatus (Polyommatus) amandus
Polyommatus (Neolysandra) coelestinus (Eversmann, 1843)
Pontic Blue

Genus: Polyommatus Latreille, 1804   Subgenus: Neolysandra Koçak, 1977   Original genus: Lycaena Fabricius, 1807

Synonyms (species):
   hera Eckweiler & Schurian, 1980

Adult:
P. (Neolysandra) coelestinus (© Matt Rowlings)
Adult (male), Mt. Chelmos, Greece, June 2002
(Photo by Matt Rowlings, Matt's European Butterflies)
P. (Neolysandra) coelestinus (© Matt Rowlings)
Adult (male), Mt. Chelmos, Greece, June 2002
(Photo by Matt Rowlings, Matt's European Butterflies)
P. (Neolysandra) coelestinus (© Christian Papé)
Adult (male), Mavro, Chelmos Mts, Peloponnese, Greece, May 18, 2006
(Photo by Christian Papé)
P. (Neolysandra) coelestinus (© Christian Papé)
Adult (female), Mavro, Chelmos Mts, Peloponnese, Greece
(Photo by Christian Papé)

Distribution:
S Greece, Turkey, S Urals

Foodplants:
In Greece Vicia cracca stenophylla (= Vicia dalmatica); elsewhere Melilotus, Trifolium, Anthillis

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