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Fetthennen-Bläuling / Chequered Blue

Scolitantides orion


SIZE: 22-28 mm
fringes at the edge of the wings contrasty pied black and white - overwings black/dark brown with a more or less strong blue dusting - underwings white with big black spots and an orange band on the hindwings
LARVAL HOST PLANT: Mainly Hylotelephium telephium subsp. maximum ( ), but also other Hylotelephium-species

In some parts of Germany they fly in one generation, in other parts in two generations.
The flattened eggs are snow-white and laid in groups on the upper side of a leaf.
The pupa overwinters.


At very warm, dry spots, e.g. open vineyards and at the edge of unmade roads and of walls. DISTRIBUTION: from Europe over Turkey, Middleasia to Japan. In Austria the species is mostly extinct.
In Germany they exist by now only in a few areas. According to the Red List Germany they are threatened by extinction (RL 1).

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1 Comment

ira080808 8 years ago

nice spot

Spotted by

Sankt Goarshausen, RLP, Germany

Spotted on Jun 16, 2013
Submitted on Jul 4, 2013

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