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.

Habitat:
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.

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



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