Full scientific name:
Plebejus idas (Linnaeus, 1761)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as egg.
Distribution in Croatia
More common on the mountains of the coastal area. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
In males, the upper side of both wings is blue with a medium sized dark border. The width of the dark border is slightly larger than of Plebejus argyrognomon, and less than of Plebejus argus. Females are very similar to Plebejus argus and Plebejus argyrognomon. More details are here.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Families Fabaceae, Ericaceae and Cistaceae.
Prefers dry habitats, meadows and rocky areas with bushes. Elevations: 100-1400m.