Dusky large blue

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Dusky large blue
Glaucopsyche nausithous Schwaebisch Hall-Wackershofen 20080723 4.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Phengaris
Species: P. nausithous
Binomial name
Phengaris nausithous
(Bergsträsser, 1779]

Glaucopsyche nausithous
Maculinea nausithous (Bergsträsser, 1779)

The dusky large blue (Phengaris nausithous) is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Armenia,[1] Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and Ukraine.[2]

The life cycle of this species is strongly related to the herbaceous plant Sanguisorba officinalis (great burnet).[2]


  1. ^ Phengaris nausithous at Butterfly Conservation Armenia
  2. ^ a b World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Maculinea nausithous. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 6 October 2010

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