Polyommatus thersites

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Chapman's blue
Chapman's blue (Polyommatus thersites thersites) male Bulgaria.jpg
Chapman's blue (Polyommatus thersites thersites) male underside Bulgaria.jpg
both males, Bulgaria
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Polyommatus
Species:
P. thersites
Binomial name
Polyommatus thersites
Cantener, 1835
Female

Polyommatus thersites, the Chapman's blue, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in southern Europe, Morocco, Lebanon, Asia Minor, Iran and Tian Shan in China.

The larva feeds on Onobrychis species (O. arenaria, O. peduncularis, O. sativa and O. viciifolia)

Subspecies[edit]

Two subspecies are recognized: