Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Tarucus rosaceus Turanana panagea
Tarucus theophrastus (Fabricius, 1793)
Common Tiger Blue

Genus: Tarucus Moore, [1881]   Original genus: Hesperia Fabricius, 1793

Adult:
T. theophrastus (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Murcia, Spain, April 26, 2007
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
T. theophrastus (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (female), Murcia, Spain, April 26, 2007
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
T. theophrastus (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Murcia, Spain, April 25, 2007
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
T. theophrastus (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, Murcia, Spain, April 26, 2007
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
T. theophrastus (© Michel Tarrier)
Adult (male), Aoulouz, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Michel Tarrier, Les Papillons, mémoire vive du Maroc)
T. theophrastus (© Michel Tarrier)
Adult (female), Tazenakht, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Michel Tarrier, Les Papillons, mémoire vive du Maroc)
T. theophrastus (© Jean Delacre)
Adult (female laying eggs), El Kelaa de Sraghna, Morocco
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)
T. theophrastus (© Michel Tarrier)
Adult, Tazenakht, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Michel Tarrier, Les Papillons, mémoire vive du Maroc)

Habitat:
T. theophrastus (© Bernard Fransen)
Habitat, Murcia, Spain, April 26, 2007
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)

Foodplants:
Ziziphus lotus, Ziziphus jujuba, Paliurus spina-christi

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