Polyommatus icarus (Rottemburg, 1775)
Young larvae of the common blue bite a hole in the lower epidermis and from there eat as much parenchymatous tissue as they can reach with their head and thorax (Emmet ao, 1996a).
Lotus is the preferred host plant (Robbins, 1991a).
Larvae in the second half of April, sometimes a second generation in July (Bink, 1992a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Entire Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Larvae green, squat, hairy (Carter & Hargreaves, 1987a).
Bink (1992a), Carter & Hargreaves, 1987a), Emmet ao (1996a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Robbins (1991a).