Polyommatus icarus

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COMMON BLUE <i>Polyommatus icarus</i>

COMMON BLUE Polyommatus icarus

HOSTPLANTS

Plant speciesVernacularPlant familyStatusReferences
Lotus corniculatusCommon Bird's-foot-trefoilFabaceaeMainA3, A5, A6, B4, B5, B9, B10, C8, C16, C17, D2, E9, F2, F3, F8, F9, G4, G6, G7, H3, H18, H20, H24, L2, M4, P5, P6, P9, R5, R7, S1, S7, S8, S11, S16, S17, T2, T5, T9, W9, W12, W13
Lotus pedunculatusGreater Bird's-foot-trefoilFabaceaeSecondaryA3, B5, C8, D2, E9, D2, E9, F3, P5, S1, T2, T9
Medicago lupulinaBlack MedickFabaceaeSecondaryA3, A5, A6, C8, D2, E9, F2, F3, F9, H3, H20, P5, R7, S1, S17, S19, T2, W9, W12
Ononis repensCommon RestharrowFabaceaeSecondaryA3, B4, B5, D2, F2, F3, G7, H3, H20, H24, P5, R7, S1, S7, S8, S17, S19
Ononis sppRestharrow (unspecified)FabaceaeSecondaryC8, E9, G5, M4, T2
Ornithopus perpusillusBird's-footFabaceaeSecondaryA6, C8, S8
Trifolium campetsreHop TrefoilFabaceaeSecondaryR7
Trifolium dubiumLesser TrefoilFabaceaeSecondaryA3, B4, B5, B9, D2, E9,F9, M4, S1, T2, W12
Trifolium pratenseRed CloverFabaceaeSecondaryA6, C8, F9, P5, S7, S8
Trifolium repensWhite CloverFabaceaeSecondaryA3, A6, C8, D2, E9, F3, H3, P9, S8, W12
Ononis spinosaSpiny RestharrowFabaceaeEgg-laying recordA6, B4, B9, H3
Melilotus altissimusTall MelilotFabaceaeNon-native plantC17
Trifolium sppClover (unspecified)FabaceaeIn captivity onlyB4, B5, B9, C8, F2, G5, S19
Phaseolus sppBean (unspecified)FabaceaeIn captivity onlyS19
Pisum sativumGarden PeaFabaceaeIn captivity onlyA6, S19
Ranunculus bulbosusBulbous ButtercupRanunculaceaeUnlikelyF2
Pimpinella saxifragaBurnet-saxifrageApiaceaeUnlikelyS7, S8
Plantago sppPlantain (unspecified)PlantaginaceaeUnlikelyS7
Achillea millefoliumYarrowAsteraceaeUnlikelyS7, S8
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NECTAR SOURCES
Plant speciesVernacularPlant familyNo. recordsReferences
Lotus corniculatusCommon Bird's-foot-trefoilFabaceae2691, 2, 4, 5, 39, 97, 97.1, 104, 117, 119, 129, 136, 179
Lavandula x intermediaGarden LavenderLamiaceae12744, 54.02, 97.1
Calluna vulgarisHeatherEricaceae891, 97.1, 119, 136
Cirsium sp.Thistle (unspecified)Asteraceae8439, 119
Succisa pratensisDevil's-bit ScabiousDipsacaceae581, 35, 197
Buddleja davidiiButterfly-bush (Buddleia)Buddlejaceae4444, 58.01, 97, 97.1
Origanum vulgareWild MarjoramLamiaceae3632, 39, 54.02, 58.01, 97.1, 113, 203
Trifolium dubiumLesser TrefoilFabaceae281, 136
(not given)"other yellow Composite"Asteraceae28119
Trifolium repensWhite CloverFabaceae271, 39, 97, 97.1, 119, 136
Senecio jacobaeaCommon RagwortAsteraceae241, 39, 97.1, 98, 113, 136, 197
Pulicaria dysentericaCommon FleabaneAsteraceae231, 32, 39, 63.03, 97.1, 113
Mentha sp.Mint (unspecified)Lamiaceae2254.02, 58.01, 72.07, 97, 97.1, 119
Sedum spectabileButterfly Stonecrop (Iceplant)Crassulaceae1397.1, 129
Thymus polytrichusWild ThymeLamiaceae1239, 54.02, 97, 97.1, 119
Scabiosa sp.Scabious (unspecified)Dipsacaceae1297.1
Cirsium arvenseCreeping ThistleAsteraceae121, 4, 108, 136
Trifolium sp.Clover (unspecified)Fabaceae1197.1
Centaurea sp.Knapweed (unspecified)Asteraceae1139, 97, 97.1
Tagetes patulaFrench MarigoldAsteraceae1197, 97.1, 129
Aubrieta deltoideaAubretiaBrassicaceae1097.1
Trifolium pratenseRed CloverFabaceae101, 2, 119, 136
Ranunculus acrisMeadow ButtercupRanunculaceae91, 2
Aster novi-belgiiConfused Michaelmas-daisyAsteraceae997.1
Eupatorium cannabinumHemp-agrimonyAsteraceae997.1, 127
Chamerion angustifoliumRosebay WillowherbOnagraceae81, 119
Centaurea nigraCommon KnapweedAsteraceae81, 119, 127, 136
Helichrysum bracteatumEverlastingflowerAsteraceae797.1, 129
Tagetes erectaAfrican MarigoldAsteraceae797.1
Potentilla sp.Cinquefoil (unspecified)Rosaceae697.1, 119
Vicia sp.Vetch (unspecified)Fabaceae639, 97.1, 104, 119, 136
Hyssopus officinalisHyssopLamiaceae672.05, 97.1, 129
Centranthus ruberRed ValerianValerianaceae697.1, 129
Aster x salignusCommon Michaelmas-daisyAsteraceae61
Ranunculus sp.Buttercup (unspecified)Ranunculaceae5119, 136
Rubus fruticosus agg.BrambleRosaceae51
Vicia craccaTufted VetchFabaceae51, 5
Lythrum salicariaPurple-loosestrifeLythraceae54, 97.1
Verbena x hybrida VerbenaVerbenaceae597.1
Euphrasia sp.EyebrightScrophulariaceae5119
Callistephus chinensisChina AsterAsteraceae597.1
Coreopsis tinctoria TickseedAsteraceae597.1
Hieracium sp.HawkweedAsteraceae51, 136
Leucanthemum vulgareOxeye DaisyAsteraceae51, 97, 136
Tripleurospermum inodorumScentless MayweedAsteraceae51
Leontodon saxatilisLesser HawkbitAsteraceae41, 97.1
Medicago sativaLucerneFabaceae382.01, 104, 117
(not given)"red Labiate"Lamiaceae3119
Hebe x franciscanaHedge VeronicaScrophulariaceae397.1
Lobelia sp.Lobelia (unspeified)Campanulaceae397.1
Hypochaeris radicataCat's-earAsteraceae397.1
Solidago canadensisCanadian GoldenrodAsteraceae31, 97.1
Lobularia maritimaSweet AlisonBrassicaceae297.1
Lathyrus latifoliusBroad-leaved Everlasting-peaFabaceae297.1
Medicago lupulinaBlack MedickFabaceae21, 97.1
Vicia sativaCommon VetchFabaceae21
Geranium dissectumCut-leaved Crane's-billGeraniaceae21
Geranium sp.Crane's-bill (unspecified)Geraniaceae297.1
Echium vulgareViper's-buglossBoraginaceae297.1
Heliotropium arborescensHeliotropeBoraginaceae297.1
Verbena bonariensisArgentinian VervainVerbenaceae2129
Ligustrum ovalifoliumGarden PrivetOleaceae297.1
Galium saxatileHeath BedstrawRubiaceae2119
Achillea millefoliumYarrowAsteraceae25, 136
Anthemis arvensisCorn ChamomileAsteraceae21, 97.1
Bellis perennisDaisyAsteraceae297.1
Calendula officinalisPot MarigoldAsteraceae297.1
Leucanthemum x superbumShasta DaisyAsteraceae297.1
Taraxacum sp.DandelionAsteraceae21, 97.1
Lychnis sp.Catchfly (unspecified)Caryophyllaceae197.1
Stellaria mediaCommon ChickweedCaryophyllaceae11
Armeria maritimaThriftPlumbaginaceae11
Brassica oleraceaWild CabbageBrassicaceae11
Malcolmia maritimaVirginia StockBrassicaceae197.1
Matthiola incanaHoary StockBrassicaceae197.1
Primula verisCowslipPrimulaceae1136
Rosa sp.Rose (unspecified)Rosaceae197.1
Anthyllis vulnerariaKidney VetchFabaceae139
Colutea arborescensBladder-sennaFabaceae197.1
Hippocrepis comosaHorseshoe VetchFabaceae1117
Lathyrus pratensisMeadow VetchlingFabaceae11
Melilotus albus White MelilotFabaceae11
Ononis repensCommon RestharrowFabaceae1117
Trifolium hybridumAlsike CloverFabaceae11
Epilobium hirsutumGreat WillowherbOnagraceae11
Linum usitatissimumFlaxLinaceae197.1
(not given)"white Umbellifer"Apiaceae1119
Heracleum sphondyliumHogweedApiaceae11
Centaurium erythraeaCommon CentauryGentianaceae1136
Caryopteris x clandonensis Blue Mist Shrub/BluebeardVerbenaceae197.1
Lantana camaraLantanaVerbenaceae197.1
Verbena spVervain (unspecified)Verbenaceae1123
Ajuga reptansBugleLamiaceae139
Clinopodium vulgareWild BasilLamiaceae197.1
Nepeta x faasseniiGarden Cat-mintLamiaceae197.1
Prunella vulgarisSelfhealLamiaceae11, 119
Linaria sp.Toadflax (unspecified)Scrophulariaceae197.1
Nemesia strumosaNemesiaScrophulariaceae197.1
Dipsacus fullonumWild TeaselDipsacaceae197.1
Knautia arvensisField ScabiousDipsacaceae1129
Scabiosa columbariaSmall ScabiousDipsacaceae12
Carlina vulgarisCarline ThistleAsteraceae139
Centaurea scabiosaGreater KnapweedAsteraceae1119
Dendranthema sp.Florist's ChrysanthemumAsteraceae197.1
Erigeron karvinskianusMexican FleabaneAsteraceae1127
Helichrysum sp.Everlastingflower (unspecified)Asteraceae171.02
Ligularia dentataLeopardplantAsteraceae197.1
Pilosella officinarumMouse-ear-hawkweedAsteraceae1136
Rudbeckia sp.Coneflower (unspecified)Asteraceae197, 97.1
Tanacetum vulgareTansyAsteraceae197
-(honey-dew)-131
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