Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Celastrina argiolus

Celastrina argiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)

holly blue

mainly on deciduous trees and shrubs

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

broadly polyphagous

Albizia julibrissin; Arbutus unedo; Astragalus glycyphyllos; Buddleja davidii; Buxus sempervirens; Calluna vulgaris; Caragana frutex; Ceanothus; Colutea arborescens; Cornus sanguinea; Cytisus scoparius; Dorycnium pentaphyllum subsp. germanicum; Erica tetralix; Euonymus europaeus; Filipendula ulmaria; Frangula alnus; Galega officinalis; Genista hispanica, pilosa, tinctoria; Hedera helix; Humulus lupulus; Hypericum perforatum; Ilex aquifolium; Lantana camara; Ligustrum vulgare; Lupinus; Lythrum salicaria; Malus; Medicago sativa; Melilotus albus, officinalis; Parthenocissus quinquefolia; Prunus laurocerasus, lusitanica; Pyracantha coccinea; Rhamnus alaternus, cathartica; Ribes nigrum; Robinia pseudoacacia; Rosa glauca; Rubus fruticosus, idaeus; Salix cinerea; Securigera varia; Spartium junceum; Styphnolobium japonicum; Symphoricarpos albus; Ulex europaeus; Vaccinium myrtillus, uliginosum; Viburnum lantana; Vicia cracca, sativa; Wisteria sinensis.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

ei, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Lepiforum (2021), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a), Wirooks & Theissen (1999a).

Last modified 7.v.2021