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Polyommatus (Polyommatus) icarus (Rottemburg, 1775)
Common Blue

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

Synonims (species):
   abdon Aistleitner A. & Aistleitner U., 1994
   andronicus Coutsis & Gavalas, 1995

Adult:
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (male), Anticoli (Roma), Italy, April 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (male), Buljarica (Budva), Crna Gora (Montenegro), August 2001
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (male), Hobro, Denmark, June 3, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Anticoli (Roma), Italy, May 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Sambuci (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), L'Ostriconi (Palasca), sea level, Corse, France, August 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (female), L'Ostriconi (Palasca), sea level, Corse, France, July 7, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (female), L'Ostriconi (Palasca), sea level, Corse, France, July 7, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Odd Ketil Sabo)
Adult (female), Aas, Norway, July 10, 2005
(Photo by Odd Ketil Sabo, Butterfly Photography in Norway)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (female), L'Ostriconi (Palasca), sea level, Corse, France, July 7, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Roma, Italy, September 1989
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Javier Díaz)
Adult, Leon, Spain, May 4, 2004
(Photo by Javier Díaz)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adults (mating), Pontassieve (Firenze), Italy, June 1992
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Toon Verbruggen)
Adults (mating), Ecological Mowed Highway Verge, Antwerp, Belgium, August 2003
(Photo by Toon Verbruggen)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Mike Jennings)
Adult (male), Gloucester, UK, August 14, 2001
(Photo by Mike Jennings)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Mike Jennings)
Adult (female), Gloucester, UK, August 1, 2001
(Photo by Mike Jennings)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Jean Delacre)
Adult (female), Nismes, Parc naturel Viroin - Hermeton, Wallonie, Belgium, July 22, 2002
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (female laying eggs), L'Ostriconi (Palasca), sea level, Corse, France, July 7, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)

Larva:
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, L'Ostriconi (Palasca), sea level, Corse, France, July 25, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, L'Ostriconi (Palasca), sea level, Corse, France, August 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
P. (Polyommatus) icarus (© Paolo Mazzei)
Eggs, L'Ostriconi (Palasca), sea level, Corse, France, July 6, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Fabaceae: Galega, Ononis, Lotus, Medicago, Trifolium, Melilotus, Genista, Astragalus, Astracantha, Onobrychis, Anthyllis, Coronilla; larvae attended by ants of genera Myrmica, Lasius, Formica, Plagiolepis

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