Cupido minimus (Small Blue)

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Cupido minimus (Small Blue)

Cupido minimus (Small Blue)
Originator: Trond Einar Brobakk

Systematics :

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Articulate animals)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (Moths and butterflies)
Group: Rhopalocera (Butterflies)
Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged butterflies)
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus: Cupido
Species: Cupido minimus (Small Blue)

Norwegian name: Dvergblåvinge

Host plants: Astragalus, Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria), Lotus corniculatus, Melilotus

Confusion species: Cyaniris semiargus (Mazarine Blue)