Blue butterfly

Description
This species of butterfly became extinct in the UK in 1979 but it has since been reintroduced. It has a complex life cycle which requires a particular species of ant to care for the caterpillars underground.
Accession Loan No.
54/1933/14
Simple Name
insect: butterfly
Full Name
LYCAENIDAE: Phengaris arion (Linnaeus, 1758): large blue
Collector / Excavator
Bradshaw, C P Major ex coll.
Collection Country
France
Common Name
blue butterfly
Family
LYCAENIDAE
Genus
Phengaris
Species
arion
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Collection Class
Arthropods
Collection Contintent
Europe
Collection Area Region
Western Europe
Collection Town
Digne
Collection County
Alpes-de-Hautes Provence
Family Group

Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:40
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:43:53

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