Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Leptotes pirithous

Leptotes pirithous (Linnaeus, 1767)

Lang’a short-tailed blue

on herbs


Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants


Calluna; 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, Pyrgus.


Migrant from the Maghreb.


Benyamini (2004a), Brauner & Wiemers (2013a), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Gascoigne-Pees, Hall & Russell (2002a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Lafranchis (2020b), Lepiforum (2021), Wiemers, Acosta-Fernández & Larsen (2013a), (2022).

Last modified 19.i.2023