Polyommatus escheri (Hübner, 1823)

Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae

mine

Only the young larvae mine: after having made a hole in the epidermis they penetrate the leaf tissue with head and thorax, thereby creating fleck mines.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Astragalus glycyphyllos.

phenology

Larvae from autumn till May.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

South of the line France – Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

synonyms

Lycaena escheri.

references

Hering (1957a), Maček (1999a), Skala (1948a).

29/02/2012

mod 28.vi.2017