Cyclyrius webbianus

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Cyclyrius webbianus
Cyclyrius webbianus qtl1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Cyclyrius
Species: C. webbianus
Binomial name
Cyclyrius webbianus
(Brullé, [1840])
Synonyms
  • Polyommatus webbianus Brullé, [1840]
  • Cyclirius webbianus

Cyclyrius webbianus, the Canary blue, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found on the Canary Islands.[1]

The wingspan is 28–34 mm. Females are golden and males are dark with a blue area near the body. Adults are on wing year round.[2] The habitat consists of coastal areas. The species flies from March to August on heights of up to 3,000 metres (9,800 ft).

The larvae feed on Lotus, Cytisus, Spartocytisus and Ononis species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyclyrius Butler, [1897]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Captain's European Butterfly Guide

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