Plebejus idas  (syn.: Plebeius idas)
         
Idas Blue  
L'azuré du genêt  
           
 
 
   
1] males of Plebejus idas alt.2100m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 10/07/2011   2] male alt.1750m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 23/07/2008
 
 
       
       
   
3] other male alt.1750m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 23/07/2008   4] same specimen as 3]  
       
       
   
5] male alt.2100m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 22/07/2008   6] same specimen as 5]  
       
       
   
7] male alt.1750m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 23/07/2008   8] male alt.2100m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 10/07/2011  
       
       
   
9] male alt.2100m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 10/07/2011   10] same specimen as 9]  
       
       
 
11] males alt.2100m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 10/07/2011  
       
       
   
12] other male alt.2100m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 10/07/2011   13] male alt.1610m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 15/08/2013
 
 
       
       
   
14] male alt.2100m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 15/08/2014   15] male alt.1600m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 13/07/2013  
       
       
   
16] male alt.1600m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 16/07/2012   17] same specimen as 16]  
       
       
   
18] male alt.1000m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016   19] other male alt.1000m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016  
       
       
   
20] other male alt.1000m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016   21] other male alt.1000m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016  
       
       
   
22] male at high altitude alt.2445m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 12/08/2016   23] same specimen as 22]
 
 
       
       
   
24] other male at high altitude alt.2445m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 12/08/2016   25] same specimen as 24]
 
 
       
       
   
26] other male at high altitude alt.2445m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 12/08/2016   27] other male at high altitude alt.2445m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 12/08/2016  
       
       
   
28] other male at high altitude alt.2445m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 12/08/2016
 
  29] group of males taking salts from animal droppings alt.2100m ; two Small Blues (Cupido minimus) are also visible - Savoie (France) - 15/07/2014  
       
       
   
30] female of Plebejus idas alt.1750m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 23/07/2008   31] same specimen as 30]
 
 
       
       
   
32] same specimen as 30]
 
  33] female alt.2110m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 09/07/2011  
       
       
   
34] same specimen as 33]   35] female alt.1000m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016  
       
       
   
36] female alt.1000m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 15/06/2016   37] same specimen as 36]  
       
       
   
38] female alt.2000m - Savoie (France) - 18/07/2014
 
  39] female alt.2100m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 15/08/2014  
       
       
   
40] female at high altitude alt.2445m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 12/08/2016   41] same specimen as 40]
 
 
       
       
   
42] female alt.1000m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016   43] other female alt.1000m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016  
       
       
   
44] other female alt.1000m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016   45] same specimen as 44]  
       
       
   
46] female alt.1000m laying on Astragalus hypoglottis - Alpes maritimes (France) - 15/06/2016   47] mating pair (male above) alt.1000m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016  
       
       
   
48] young caterpillars alt.1000m feeding on Astragalus hypoglottis - Alpes maritimes (France) - 19/07/2016   49] caterpillar alt.1000m feeding on Astragalus hypoglottis - Alpes maritimes (France) - 19/07/2016  
       
       
   
50] same larva as 49], interacting with ants   51] same larva as 49], interacting with an ant  
       
       
   
52] other caterpillar alt.1000m feeding on Astragalus hypoglottis and interacting with ants - Alpes maritimes (France) - 19/07/2016   53] same larva as 52]
 
 
       
       
   
54] caterpillar alt.1000m feeding on Astragalus hypoglottis and interacting with ants - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016   55] same larva as 54]
 
 
       
       
   
56] other caterpillar alt.1000m feeding on Astragalus hypoglottis and interacting with ants - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016   57] same larva as 56]
 
 
       
       
   
58] same larva as 56]
 
  59] other caterpillar alt.1000m feeding on Astragalus hypoglottis and interacting with ants - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016  
       
       
   
60] same larva as 59]   61] same larva as 59]  
       
       
 
62] same larva as 59]      
       
       
   
63] same larva as 59], showing its tentacular glands

 
  64] other caterpillar alt.1000m feeding on Astragalus hypoglottis and interacting with ants ; the tentacular glands are visible - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016  
       
       
   
65] other caterpillar alt.1000m feeding on Astragalus hypoglottis and interacting with ants - Alpes maritimes (France) - 29/07/2016   66] same larva as 65]
 
 
       
       
     
67] habitat in a valley by a mountain stream alt.1000m ; the host-plant, Astragalus hypoglottis, is very abundant - Alpes maritimes (France) - 15/06/2016      
       
       
       
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