Tomares ballus
         
Provence Hairstreak  
Le Faux-cuivré smaragdin  
           
 
 
 
   
1] male of Tomares ballus - Var (France) - 25/03/2011   2] male - Var (France) - 30/03/2012  
       
       
   
3] male - Var (France) - 05/04/2009   4] male - Var (France) - 25/03/2011  
       
       
   
5] male - Var (France) - 05/04/2009   6] male - Var (France) - 05/04/2012  
       
       
   
7] male - Var (France) - 05/04/2009   8] female of Tomares ballus - Var (France) - 05/04/2012  
       
       
   
9]  female - Var (France) - 05/04/2009   10] other female - Var (France) - 05/04/2009  
       
       
   
11] a female (middle) with two males - Var (France) - 05/04/2009   12] same scene as 11] with a male showing its upperside in flight  
       
       
   
13] same scene as 11] with two males showing their upperside in flight   14] female from picture 11] showing its upperside while a male is attempting to mate - Var (France) - 05/04/2009  
       
       
   
15] same scene as 14] (female on the right)   16] female (on the right) showing its upperside when teased by two males - Var (France) - 05/04/2009  
       
       
   
17] female laying on Anthyllis tetraphylla - Var (France) - 05/04/2009   18] same scene as 17]
 
 
       
       
   
19] close-up of an egg laid by the female from picture 17]

 
  20] young caterpillar on Dorycnium hirsutum attended by an ant of species Plagiolepis pygmaea (visible at the bottom of the larva) - Var (France) - 13/05/2011  
       
       
   
21] caterpillar on Dorycnium hirsutum - Var (France) - 13/05/2011   22] same larva as 21], attended by an ant of species Camponotus cruentatus  
       
       
   
23] same scene as 22]
 
  24] other caterpillar on Dorycnium hirsutum - Var (France) - 13/05/2011  
       
       
   
25] other caterpillar on Dorycnium hirsutum attended by an ant of species Camponotus cruentatus - Var (France) - 13/05/2011   26] same scene as 25]
 
 
       
       
   
27] other caterpillar on Dorycnium hirsutum attended by an ant of species Camponotus cruentatus - Var (France) - 13/05/2011   28] same scene as 27]
 
 
       
       
   
29] same scene as 27]   30] same scene as 27]  
       
       
 
31] habitat of Tomares ballus - Var (France) - 25/03/2011  
       
       
 
32] habitat of Tomares ballus - Var (France) - 25/03/2011      
       
       
 
33] habitat with flowered slopes where heads of Dorycnium hirsutum grow - Var (France) - 13/05/2011  
       
       
       
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