Polyommatus atlantica

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Polyommatus atlantica
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Polyommatus
Species: P. atlantica
Binomial name
Polyommatus atlantica
(Forster, 1956)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lycaena hylas var. atlantica Elwes, 1905
  • Plebicula atlantica
  • Plebicula atlantica weissi Dujardin, 1977
  • Plebicula atlantica f. rosea Tennent, 1994

Polyommatus atlantica or Atlas blue[2] is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It was described by Forster in 1956. It is found in North Africa.

The larvae feed on Anthyllis vulneraria.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Polyommatus atlantica atlantica (Morocco: High Atlas)
  • Polyommatus atlantica weissi (Dujardin, 1977) (Morocco: Middle Atlas)
  • Polyommatus atlantica barraguei Dujardin, 1977 (Algeria: Djurdjura, Aures Mountains)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Polyommatus Latreille, 1804" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ "Polyommatus atlanticus (Atlas Blue)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2017-06-27.