Large Blue

Maculinea arion

family - Lycaenidae (Blues)

My personal observations of Large Blue: none

Reference Section

Size: 43mm (smaller than Small White - see list of butterflies by size)

First Generation flight period: July

Habitat: a few specially managed reserves with limited access
Larval Food Plants: Wild Thyme (Thymus drucei)


Famous symbiotic relationship with Myrmica ants.

Family Group: Lycaenidae - see list of butterflies by family

This page last updated: 18 April, 2004