Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phengaris nausithous

Phengaris nausithous (Bergsträsser, 1779)

dusky large blue

on Sanguisorba

parasite

Larvae initially freely on the inflorescence; later social parasites in ants nests.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Sanguisorba officinalis.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

synonyms

Maculinea nausithous.

references

Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a).

Last modified 28.iv.2021