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Lebanese Adonis blue – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Lebanese Adonis blue

Polyommatus syriacus syriacus

A small blue with a wingspan of 30 mm, males are a sky blue with violet patches while females are brown with orange crescent-shaped markings. The Lebanese Adonis lives in the mountains, on cliffs, stony slopes, and peaks. The host plants associated with this butterfly are crown-vetches (Coronilla spp.). This butterfly flies May through August.

Photographs

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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