Polyommatus dorylas

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Turquoise blue
Polyommatus dorylas.jpg
Female in Canillo, Andorra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Tribe: Polyommatini
Genus: Polyommatus
Subgenus: Plebicula
Species: P. dorylas
Binomial name
Polyommatus dorylas
([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Polyommatus (Plebicula) dorylas, the turquoise blue, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. 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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