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Plebejus agestis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A rather rare species throughout Belgium. Vulnerable.

The larva lives on several species of Geraniaceae, like Erodium.

The adults fly in two generations a year: from mid May till mid June, and from early July till the end of September.

Belgium, Namur, Lavaux Ste.-Anne, 12 August 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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