JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

''Phengaris alcon'', more commonly known as Alcon Blue or Alcon Large Blue, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family and is found in Europe and Northern Asia.
It can be seen flying in mid to late summer. Like some other species of Lycaenidae, its larva stage depends on support by certain ants; it is therefore known as a myrmecophile.

The butterfly lays its eggs onto the Marsh Gentian ; in the region of the Alps they are sometimes also found on the related Willow Gentian . The caterpillars.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by RMFelix
View RMFelix's profile

By RMFelix

All rights reserved
Uploaded Jan 16, 2016. Captured Jul 25, 2015 13:10.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/4.5
  • 1/400s
  • ISO160
  • 80mm