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Polyommatus aedon Christoph, 1887 ♂

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Polyommatus aedon Christoph, 1887 ♂
Common names: Aedon Blue [En], Çokgözlü Edonmavisi, Çokgözlü Büyük Turan Mavisi [Tu]

Olgunlar, ARTVİN ● Turkey

Description: One of the largest blues in Turkey. The male has greyish blue upperside, usually dusted with dark scales. The forewing has a relatively wide sooty black border, while hindwing border is narrower with dark marginal spots between veins.
The female is brown with a faint orange submarginal band with black spots.
Below, each wing has an arc of black postmedian spots, faint submarginal spotbands on both wings contain little or no orange.
There is a black spot within forewing cell and whitish wedge extending from submarginal band to center of hindwing.

Biology: It flies from late June to early August. The foodplant is Cicer sp., Cicer anatolium in Turkey.

Habitat: Diverse subalbine meadows near coniferous forests.

Distribution: Eastern Anatolia (Turkey), Kurdistan province of Iran, the Caucasus and Elburz Mountains.

References:
Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.
AdaMerOs, Butterflies of Turkey, The Butterflies Monitoring & Photography Society of Turkey




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