Scarce Large Blue
Full scientific name:
Phengaris teleius (Bergsträsser, 1779)
Veliki livadni plavac
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. In the cycle of biological development, the caterpillar feeds on ant larvae of the genus Myrmica.
Distribution in Croatia
The far north. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The underside of both wings is greyish brown. In postdiscal and submarginal zones, there are series of dark spots on both wings. In males, the upper side of wings is blue with a wide dark margin on both wings. In females, the upper side of wings is dark with a bluish basal zone on the forewings.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Great Burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis)
Marshy grassland and damp woodland. Elevations: 50-400m.