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Polyommatus daphnis versicolor Heyne, 1895 ♂

Polyommatus daphnis-M-Olgunlar3.JPG <b><i>Polyommatus aedon</b></i> Christoph, 1887 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/08/04/20170804192257-ca865951-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Aporia crataegi</i></b> Linnaeus, 1758 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/08/16/20170816183418-0d18a56f-th.jpg><b><i>Polyommatus aedon</b></i> Christoph, 1887 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/08/04/20170804192257-ca865951-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Aporia crataegi</i></b> Linnaeus, 1758 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/08/16/20170816183418-0d18a56f-th.jpg><b><i>Polyommatus aedon</b></i> Christoph, 1887 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/08/04/20170804192257-ca865951-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Aporia crataegi</i></b> Linnaeus, 1758 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/08/16/20170816183418-0d18a56f-th.jpg><b><i>Polyommatus aedon</b></i> Christoph, 1887 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/08/04/20170804192257-ca865951-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Aporia crataegi</i></b> Linnaeus, 1758 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/08/16/20170816183418-0d18a56f-th.jpg><b><i>Polyommatus aedon</b></i> Christoph, 1887 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/08/04/20170804192257-ca865951-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Aporia crataegi</i></b> Linnaeus, 1758 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/08/16/20170816183418-0d18a56f-th.jpg><b><i>Polyommatus aedon</b></i> Christoph, 1887 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/08/04/20170804192257-ca865951-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Aporia crataegi</i></b> Linnaeus, 1758 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/08/16/20170816183418-0d18a56f-th.jpg>

Polyommatus daphnis versicolor Heyne, 1895 ♂
Common names: Meleager’s Blue [En], Azuré de l’orobe, Azuré festonné, Daphnis, Argus céleste [Fr], Getand blauwtje [Nl], Zahnflügel-Bläuling [De], Azul Bipuntada [Es], Çokgözlü Dafnis [Tu]

Olgunlar, ARTVİN ● Turkey

Description: The size is 1.5-2 cm. The wingspan is 36–38 millimetres. The male has shiny light blue uppersides with sooty black margins and lightly toothed hindwing near anal angle.
The female is brown above with even more strongly toothed hindwing outer margin. Both sexes have postmedian spot bands on underside of each wing, without any orange submarginal markings. Female also has a white streak across the middle of its darker brown hindwing.

Subspecies include:
P. d. daphnis Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 – Southern Europe, Crimea et Ural, North-Western Turkey.
P. d. elamita Le Cerf, 1913 – Eastern Turkey (Bitlis, Hakkari, Van, Şırnak), Kurdistan, Elburs, Talysh
P. d. hayesi Larsen, 1974 – Lebanon
P. d. narsana Alberti, 1973 – Caucasus
P. d. versicolor Heyne, 1895 – Southern and Eastern Turkey, Armenia

Biology: It is an univoltine species. The butterflies fly from June to August. The larvae feed on horseshoe vetch, sainfoin and Securigera varia. Larvae are attended by ants (Lasius alienus, Formica pratensis, Tapinoma eraticum).

Habitat: Grassy and bushy areas, clearings in scrubland and open flowery meadows in hills, at an elevation of 200–1,700 metres.

Distribution: Eastern and Southern Europe, from Northern Spain and Italy, Poland, the Balkans, to Western Asia (Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Syria, Iran) and Caucasus.

References:
Wikipedia, Polyommatus daphnis
Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.




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