Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phengaris arion

Phengaris arion (Linnaeus, 1758)

large blue

on Origanum, Thymus


Larvae initially freely in the inflorescence, later social parasites in an ants nest.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Origanum vulgare; Thymus serpyllum.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Pyrgus, Stradomsky & Fomina.


Glaucopsyche, Maculinea, arion.


Aistleitner & Aistleitner (1996a), Dapporto (1998a), Duffey (1993c), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Kuras & Sitek (2007a),

Lepiforum (2023), (2023), Sanetra, G├╝sten & Trusch (2015a|), Stradomsky & Fomina (2016a), Teobaldelli (2018a), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a) .

Last modified 6.viii.2023