Cupido lorquinii (Herrich-Schäffer, 1847)

Cupido lorquinii: Male (Andalusia, Spain, Maro, late March 2015) [N] Cupido lorquinii: Male (Andalusia, Maro, late March 2015) [N] Cupido lorquinii: Habitat (Andalusia, Maro, Sierra de Tejada,late March 2015) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Anthyllis species.

Cupido lorquinii inhabits especially dry, bushy and often rocky slopes, pastures and dry grasslands.

Life cycle:
Adults occur in spring (late March to June, according to elevation). The prepupa should overwinter as it is the case in C. minimus.

Cupido lorquinii occurs in southern Iberian Peninsula where it replaces the closely related Cupido minimus.

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