Polyommatus icarus (Rottemburg, 1775)
Young larvae of the common blue bite a hole in the lower epidermis and from there eat as much parenchymatous tissue as they can reach with their head and thorax (Emmet ao, 1996a).
Astragalus; Genista tinctoria; Lathyrus; Lotus corniculatus, lancerottensis, pedunculatus; Medicago falcata, lupulina, sativa; Ononis spinosa & subsp. procurrens; Oxytropis campestris; Trifolium arvense, dubium, montanum, repens; Vicia.
Larvae in the second half of April, sometimes a second generation in July (Bink, 1992a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Entire Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
ei, larva, pupa
see Carter & Hargreaves, Lepiforum.
Acosta Fernández (2007a), Baquero, Moraza, Ariño & Jordana (2011a), Bink (1992a), Bury & Savchuk (2015a), Carter & Hargreaves, 1987a), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Emmet ao (1996a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Lepiforum (2021), Robbins (1991a), Wirooks & Theissen (1999a).