Polyommatus fulgens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Polyommatus fulgens
Polyommatus fulgens.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Order:
Family:
Genus:
Subgenus:
Species:
P. fulgens
Binomial name
Polyommatus fulgens
(de Sagarra, 1925)

Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) fulgens is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in the north and north-east of Spain.[1]

The wingspan is about 29 mm.[2] Adults are on wing from July to August.

The larvae feed on Onobrychis viciifolia and other Onobrychis species.

Varieties or forms[edit]

  • Polyommatus fulgens v. fulgens (north-east Iberian Peninsula, Spain)
  • Polyommatus fulgens v. ainsae Forster, 1961 (north Iberian Peninsula, Spain)

Both taxa without geographical separation, continuous distribution.

The taxon P. f. ainsae was treated as a full species by some authors, but molecular studies have concluded that it is the same species as the taxon P. f. fulgens.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Agrodiaetus dolus fulgens de Sagarra, 1925
  • Agrodiaetus ainsae Forster, 1961
  • Polyommatus fulgens f. pseudovirgilius (Lesse, 1962)
  • Agrodiaetus ainsae leonensis Verhulst, 2004

References[edit]