Polyommatus pyrenaicus (Boisduval, 1840)

Synonyms/other combinations:
Agriades pyrenaicus
Plebejus pyrenaicus

Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Male (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N] Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Male (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N] Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Male (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N] Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Male (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N] Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Male (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N] Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Male (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N] Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Male (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N] Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Male (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N] Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Male (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N] Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Male (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N] Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Habitat (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N] Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Habitat (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N] Polyommatus pyrenaicus: Habitat (NW-Spain, Picos de Europa, Caset鏮 de 聲dara, 1730m, early July 2016) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Primulaceae, especially Androsace sp.

Habitat:
Polyommatus pyrenaicus mostly inhabits rocky nutrient-poor meadows and pastures on shallow ground in the mountains.

Life cycle:
The butterflies occur between June and August. The males often aggregate on wet spots. The larva hibernates.

Remarks:
Polyommatus pyrenaicus occurs in NW-Spain and the Pyrenees. It also occurs in the Ukraine and parts of S-Russia. A very closely related taxon (P. dardanus) occurs locally in the Balkans and more widespread in Asia Minor. This taxon is most probably only a subspecies of Polyommatus pyrenaicus.



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