Polyommatus dorylas

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Turquoise blue
Turquoise blue (Polyommatus dorylas magna) male Macedonia.jpg
Turquoise blue (Polyommatus dorylas magna) male underside Macedonia.jpg
both male P. d. magna
Republic of Macedonia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Polyommatus
Subgenus: Plebicula
Species: P. dorylas
Binomial name
Polyommatus dorylas

Polyommatus (Plebicula) dorylas, the turquoise blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in southern Europe, Asia Minor, the Ural Mountains, Caucasus and Transcaucasia. Its wingspan is 15–17 mm. The butterfly's common name comes from the dazzling bright blue colour of male's wings. The larvae feed on Anthyllis vulneraria (kidney vetch). The butterfly flies from May to September in two generations. Habitats include flowery meadows in rocky areas at 500–2000 m.

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