Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Polyommatus escheri

Polyommatus escheri (Hübner, 1823)

Escher’s blue


Only the young larvae mine: after having made a hole in the epidermis they penetrate the leaf tissue with head and thorax, thereby creating fleck mines.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Astragalus glycyphyllos, monspessulanus.


Larvae from autumn till May.

distribution within Europe

South of the line France – Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

ei, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.


Lycaena escheri.


Dapporto (1998a), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Hering (1957a), Lepiforum (2021), Maček (1999a), Micevski, Micevski & Verovnik (2009a), Skala (1948a), Švara, Popović, Peternel, ao (2016a).

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