Leptotes pirithous
         
Lang's Short Tailed Blue  
L'Azuré de la luzerne  
           
 
 

 
 
   
1] male of Leptotes pirithous - Var (France) - 22/07/2011   2] male - Var (France) - 22/09/2012  
       
       
   
3] other male - Var (France) - 22/09/2012   4] same specimen as 1]  
       
       
 
5] mating pair (female on the right) - Var (France) - 26/08/2010  
       
       
   
6] female of Leptotes pirithous - Var (France) - 17/03/2014   7] same specimen as 6]  
       
       
   
8] female - Var (France) - 26/08/2010   9] female - Var (France) - 26/08/2010  
       
       
   
10] female - Var (France) - 22/07/2011
 
  11] female laying on a flower bud of Plumbago capensis - Var (France) - 28/07/2012  
       
       
   
12] close-up of the egg laid by the female from picture 11]
 
  13] young caterpillar on Plumbago capensis - Var (France) - 22/08/2010  
       
       
   
14] caterpillar on Plumbago capensis - Var (France) - 19/09/2010   15] caterpillar on Plumbago capensis - Var (France) - 23/08/2010  
       
       
   
16] caterpillar on Plumbago capensis - Var (France) - 23/08/2010   17] same larva as 16]  
       
       
   
18] caterpillar on Plumbago capensis - Var (France) - 23/08/2010   19] other caterpillar - Var (France) - 23/08/2010  
       
       
   
20] same larva as 19]
 
   
21] caterpillar on Plumbago capensis attended by ants of species Crematogaster scutellaris  - Var (France) - 22/08/2010
 
       
       
   
22] Crematogaster scutellaris licking some liquid released by the Newcomer's gland of the caterpillar - Var (France) - 22/08/2010   23] caterpillar on Plumbago capensis - Var (France) - 06/10/2012
 
 
       
       
   
24] caterpillar on Plumbago capensis - Var (France) - 06/10/2012   25] caterpillar on Plumbago capensis - Var (France) - 13/10/2012  
       
       
   
26] same larva as 25]   27] caterpillar on Plumbago capensis - Var (France) - 14/10/2012  
       
       
     
28] chrysalis on a leaf of Plumbago capensis - Var (France) - 13/10/2012      
       
       
       
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