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Mazarine blue

Cyaniris semiargus semiargus

A commoner of the small blues with a wingspan of 32-38 mm, females are frequently larger and brown while males are a deep violet-blue with white wing fringes. The mazarine inhabits a variety of habitats, including riversides, woodland, forest clearings, damp meadows, fallow, flower-rich grassland, and shrubby slopes. Host plants include the legumes: melilot (Melilotus officinalis), greenweeds (Genista spp.), red clover (Trifolium pratense), and bladder clover (T. physodes). It flies May through early August, and could often be seen basking in groups.




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