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

LYCAENIDAE

Lycaeninae

Las Descargues, 27 June 2003
Plebejus argus Adult

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© Neil Sherman

Plebejus argus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Silver-studded Blue

Wingspan: 30-35mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from May to September. A species favouring heathland, calcareous grassland and dunes, recorded from Las Descargues but more commonly encountered on the Causse.

Larvae are attended by the ants Lasius niger and Formica cinerea and feed on Calluna, Ulex, Cytisus, Lotus, Medicago etc

 

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