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Polyommatus icarus (Rottemburg, 1775)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on several species of Fabaceae. The larva is attended by different species of ants.

The adults fly in two generations a year: from early May till the beginning of July, and from early July till mid September. In favourable years a third generation occurs from the beginning of September till early October.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Hoboken, 21 August 2004.
(Photo © Toon Verbruggen)
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