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Plebejus idas Linnaeus, 1761 ♀

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Plebejus idas Linnaeus, 1761 ♀
Family: Lycanidae
Common names: Idas Blue, Northern Blue [En], Azuré du Genêt, Argus sagitté, bleu-violet, Idas [Fr], Μέτριος άργος [Gr], Esmergöz [Tu]

Çığlıkara, Elmalı, ANTALYA ● Turkey

Description: Ground color grayer. The length of the forewings is ca. 14 mm.

Biology: The butterfly flies from June to August depending on the location.
Food plants: The larvae feed on Calluna and Fabaceae species.

Habitat: stony grasslands, openings at clear-cut woodlands.

Distribution: Europe, temperate parts of Asia, Alaska, Canada and northern United States. In Turkey, found mainly in the northeast, but also in the western Black Sea region and at Taurus Mountains.

Etymology: Idas was one of the Argonauts and brother of Lynceus (Greek mythology).

References:
Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.
Wikipedia/Plebeius idas





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