Discover butterflies in France : The Large Blue

🇬🇧 The Large Blue or Phengaris arion is a threatened butterfly species. Its preferred habitat is dry lawns. The female lays its eggs on its host plant the thyme, hence its name. It is another species of butterfly that needs ants to carry out its cycle of Myrmica ants. The caterpillar feeds on flowers of its host plant, then it drops to the ground and emits an odor that attracts an ant that carries it into the anthill until the butterfly hatches.

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