Aricia crassipuncta Christoph, 1893 ♂
Syn.: Aricia anteros subsp. crassipuncta
Common names: Anatolian Blue Argus [En], Çokgözlü Anadolumavisi [Tu]
Olgunlar, ARTVİN ● Turkey
Description: The wingspan is 28-30 mm. This species is very close to A. anteros. Male upperside is more bright blue than those of A. anteros and the forewing underside lacks the black spot in the middle.
Biology: Adults fly from May to August. The foodplants are Geranium pusillum and Erodium circutarium.
Habitat: 1000-2000 m altitude.
Distribution: Turkey (Far East Anatolia and North-East Black Sea), Armenia
AdaMerOs Butterflies, The Butterflies Monitoring & Photography Society in Turkey
Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.