Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Scolitantides orion Tarucus rosaceus
Tarucus balkanicus (Freyer, 1844)
Little Tiger Blue

Genus: Tarucus Moore, [1881]   Original genus: Lycaena Fabricius, 1807

Adult:
T. balkanicus (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, Larnaka Salt lake, Cyprus, April 23, 2006
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
T. balkanicus (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (female), Siatista, 680m, Greece, August 1, 2009
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
T. balkanicus (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, Larnaka Salt lake, Cyprus, April 23, 2006
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
T. balkanicus (© Dmitry Gavryushin)
Adult, Alanya/Karaburun, near Orman Caddesi, about 4km N of Club Justiniano Hotel, Turkey, May 22, 2003
(Photo by Dmitry Gavryushin)

Foodplants:
Paliurus, Ziziphus

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