very local species occuring only in the south of Belgium, and
nowadays only one small population survives. Critically endangered.
larva lives on Hippocrepis
comosa and Coronilla
The larva is attended by
different species of ants and hibernates. Pupation usually under a rock
or litter near the entrance of an antsnest.
adults fly in two generations a year: from mid May
till June, and from end of July till end September.
Luxembourg, Gaume, 03 June 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)