Celastrina argiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)
HOLLY BLUE
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Holly blue - Celastrina argiolus

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Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: March - October.

Size: 26-34mm

Altitude: 0-1900m

 

The Holly blue is a very widespread species, equally at home in city parks as in wilder habitats. It has a cyclical existence, every five years or so it dies out almost completely and then builds up to huge numbers by the end of the fourth year. I believe there is a parasitic wasp which preys on the larva which obviously has a similar cycle (just out of phase).

 

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陳育賢 (cyst007@pchome.com.tw) 2009-07-29 21:32:35    [modify]
還有我(陳育賢)拍的那張。
此外,所有"本處同仁"請都改為"陽明山國家公園管理處員工" (380625)
 
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