Full scientific name:
Phengaris arion (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year.
Distribution in Croatia
More common in mountains. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of wings is blue with wide dark margin on both wings. The series of dark spots is more prominent in females. Some individuals have more or less visible fringes at the edge of the marginal zone. The underside of both wings is greyish-brown with prominent series of dark spots in discal and submarginal zones.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
The mint (family Lamiaceaea).
Meadows at edges of woodland and bushes. Elevations: 100-1500m.