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Polyommatus (Polyommatus) eros (Ochsenheimer, 1808)
Eros Blue
Azuré d'Eros, Azuré de l'oxytropide

Genus: Polyommatus Latreille, 1804   Subgenus: Polyommatus Latreille, 1804   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Adult:
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult (male), Neraissa (Cuneo), Italy, July 7, 2015
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult (male), Carnino (Cuneo), Italy, July 18, 2010
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, August 1, 2011
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, August 1, 2011
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, July 17, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, July 17, 2011
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, July 17, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, July 17, 2011
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, August 11, 2013
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, July 17, 2011
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Kastoria, 1730m, Greece, June 28, 2009
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Kastoria, 1730m, Greece, June 28, 2009
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Matt Rowlings)
Adult (male), Valais, Switzerland, July 2003
(Photo by Matt Rowlings, Matt's European Butterflies)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Matt Rowlings)
Adults, Valais, Switzerland, July 2003
(Photo by Matt Rowlings, Matt's European Butterflies)
P. (Polyommatus) eros (© Matt Rowlings)
Adult (male), Valais, Switzerland, July 2003. Black streaks on the underside forewing are a fairly typical aberration across many of the blues.
(Photo by Matt Rowlings, Matt's European Butterflies)

Distribution:
Pyrenees, Massif Central, European Alps, Appennines, Balkans, Turkey, NW and C Asia

Foodplants:
Oxytropis halleri, Oxytropis campestris

To know more about:
Matt Rowlings - Matt's European Butterflies - Polyommatus eros page

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