Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Leptotes pirithous

Leptotes pirithous (Linnaeus, 1767)

Lang’s short-tailed blue

on herbs

Leptotes pirithous

Greece, Lefkas, Katouna, 14.viii.2021 © Laurens van der Linde

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Calluna; Erophaca baetica; Genista maderensis; Lupinus angustifolius; Lythrum salicaria; Medicago sativa, x varia; Phaseolus; Plumbago auriculata; Quercus; Rosmarinus officinalis; Rumex; Spartium junceum; Styphnolobium japonicum, Tipuana tipu.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

ei, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Obregón-Romero & Gil-T, Pyrgus.

notes

Migrant from the Maghreb.

references

Benyamini (2004a), Brauner & Wiemers (2013a), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Garcia, Garcia & Bacallado (2016a), Gascoigne-Pees, Hall & Russell (2002a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Lafranchis (2020b), Lepiforum (2021), Wiemers, Acosta-Fernández & Larsen (2013a), pyrgus.de (2022), Obregón-Romero & Gil-T (2011a), Obregón, Shaw, Fernández-Haeger & Jordano (2015b).

Last modified 30.xi.2023