Papilionoidea

Lycaeninae

Imago
Genus
Polyommatus
Species
thersites
Author/Year
Cantener, 1835
English Vernacular
Chapman's Blue
French Vernacular
Azure de l'esparcette
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 26mm - 32mm

Imago: Bi, sometime trivoltine, a species of dry calcareous grasslands and steppes where its foodplant can be found.

Larva: Monophagous, feeding on sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia)

Overwinter: As a larva

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