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Lycaeides idas

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Lycaeides idas

Plebejus idas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Plebejus
Species: P. idas
Binomial name
Plebejus idas
(Linnaeus, 1761)
  • Papilio idas
  • Lycaeides idas

The Idas Blue or Northern Blue[1] (Plebejus idas) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in the northerern regions of the Palearctic ecozone and the Nearctic ecozone.[2]

Flies from June to August depending on location.

Wingspan: 17 to 28 mm.[1]

The larvae feed on Calluna and Fabaceae species.


External links

  • Butterflies of Europe
  • , European Butterflies
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