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Plebejus idas Linnaeus, 1761 ♀

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

Bahceli, ARTVİN ● Turkey

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

Description: The male has the upperside violet blue and the female brown. The underside color is greyish with white-ringed black spots, prominent orange submarginal lunules and a few reflective blue scales. The wingspan is 14-16 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.

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





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