Polyommatus escheri - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

LYCAENIDAE

Lycaeninae

Rocamadour, July 2009
Polyommatus escheri Adult

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© Alec Harmer

Polyommatus escheri (Hübner, 1823)

Escher's Blue
L'Azuré du plantain

Wingspan: 35-40mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to the end of July. A species of dry grassland, open woodland and scrub. It has only been recorded from the dry open slopes above Rocamadour.

The larva feeds on Astragalus monspessulanus.

 

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