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Nicholl’s zephyr blue – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Nicholl’s zephyr blue

Plebejus nichollae nichollae

Another of the zephyr blues with a wingspan of 30-38 mm, resembles the commoner zephyr but larger. The Nicholl’s lives in farmland, pastures, meadows, hillsides, and dry grassy slopes. Host plants are species of milk-vetches (Astragalus spp.). This species flies from May through July, the flight is weak.

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