Polyommatus nivescens Keferstein, 1851

Polyommatus nivescens: Male (Sierra Nevada) [N] Polyommatus nivescens: Female [M] Polyommatus nivescens: Lower side [M] Polyommatus nivescens: Male (Andalusia, late June 2008) [N]

Host plants:

Polyommatus nivescens colonizes habitats such as rocky grasslands, bushy slopes and ravines.

Life cycle:
The butterflies occur in a single generation from late May through August. The caterpillar overwinters.

Polyommatus nivescens is found almost exclusively in Spain from the Sierra Nevada to the Pyrenees (from 1000m above sea level and above). A record refers also to the French Pyrenees, where presumably some populations will be found especially in the east.

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