List of Lepidoptera that feed on Lotus

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Birds-foot trefoils (Lotus spp) are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including:

Monophagous species which feed exclusively on Lotus
  • C. discordella
  • C. oriolella (feeds exclusively on L. rectus)
  • C. squamella (feeds exclusively on L. cytisoides)
  • Lycaeides idas lotis (Lotis blue butterfly), a possibly extinct gossamer-winged butterfly last recorded near Mendocino town in 1983, is conjectured to have used Lotus formosissimus (Hosackia gracilis) as its larval food plant.

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Polyphagous species which feed on Lotus among other plants
  • C. fumatella (recorded on L. corniculatus)
  • C. lugubrella

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Blues: lotis blue (Lycaeides idas lotis)". The Xerces Society. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 

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