Juno blue

Polyommatus juno juno

One of the small blues with a wingspan of 25-40 mm, resembles the common of which it is often considered a subspecies, but with less conspicuous underside markings. The Juno inhabits mountains, in steppe and shrubby patches on mountaintops, and on stony slopes. Host plants are the legumes milk-vetches (Astragalus spp.) and sainfoins (Onobrychis spp.). This butterfly flies June through August in several broods.



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