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Polyommatus icarus (Common Blue Butterfly)


Wikipedia Abstract

The common blue, Polyommatus icarus, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae, widespread over much of the Palaearctic in temperate Asiaand Europe. It is a recently introduced species in eastern Canada.
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Litter Size [1]  180
Wing Span [2]  1.378 inches (.035 m)

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Aneomochtherus hungaricus <Unverified Name>[6]
Echthistus rufinervis[6]
Philonicus albiceps[6]



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1Body size, egg size, and their interspecific relationships with ecological and life history traits in butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea, Hesperioidea), Enrique García-Barros, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2000), 70: 251–284
2De Keyser, R., Breuker, C. J., Hails, R. S., Dennis, R. L., & Shreeve, T. G. (2015). Why Small Is Beautiful: Wing Colour Is Free from Thermoregulatory Constraint in the Small Lycaenid Butterfly, Polyommatus icarus.
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Ecology of Commanster
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
6Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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