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Aricia anteros Freyer, 1839 ♂

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Aricia anteros Freyer, 1839 ♂
Syn.: Plebejus anteros Freyer, 1839
Common names: Blue Argus [En], Azuré pont-euxin [Fr], Balkan bruin blauwtje [Nl], Βαλκανικός άργος [Gr], Çokgözlü Balkanmavisi [Tu]

Bahceli, ARTVİN ● Turkey

Description: It has a wingspan of 30-34 mm.
The upperside of the male is bright greyish blue, with a distinctive discoidal bar and checkered fringes. The female is brown above, with orange-ringed black spots along hindwing outer margin.
Both sexes have white ringed black spots below and pale orange submarginal lunules. The species has a black spot in the middle of the forewing cell below (sea A. crassipuncta which lacks this spot).

Biology: It flies from May to September-October. Its primary food plant is Geranium sp.

Habitat: Open, grassy, flowery places, mountain slopes.

Distribution: From the Balkans, Greece, Ukraine, Turkey (Central Anatolia and Black Sea) up to Iran.

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




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