Lycaenidae Theclinae Tomarini Thecla betulae Tomares callimachus
Tomares ballus (Fabricius, 1787)
Provence Hairstreak
Faux-cuivré smaragdin, Ballous

Genus: Tomares Rambur, 1840   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Adult:
T. ballus (© Rafael Estevez Rodríguez)
Adult (male), Serra da Enciña da Lastra (Orense), Spain, March 2006
(Photo by Rafael Estevez Rodríguez, fotonatura.org)
T. ballus (© Matt Rowlings)
Adult, Provençe, France, April 2004
(Photo by Matt Rowlings, Matt's European Butterflies)
T. ballus (© Michel Tarrier)
Adult (female) ssp. ballus (Fabricius, 1787), Aït-Baha, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Michel Tarrier, Les Papillons, mémoire vive du Maroc)

Foodplants:
Medicago, Dorycnium, Lotus, Anthyllis; larvae attended by ants of genus Plagiolepis

To know more about:
Matt Rowlings - Matt's European Butterflies - Tomares ballus page

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