Rahul Sharma

Polyommatus violetae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Polyommatus
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Similar  Polyommatus golgus, Polyommatus fulgens, Agriades zullichi, Polyommatus stoliczkanus, Piedmont anomalous blue

Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) violetae, the Andalusian anomalous blue, is a species of butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in the south (subspecies violetae) and south-east (subspecies subbaeticus) of Spain. Adults are on wing from July to August.



Two subspecies:

  • Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) violetae violetae (Gómez-Bustillo, Expósito & Martínez, 1979)
  • Type locality: Sierra de la Almijara, south-eastern Málaga province, southern Andalusia region, southern Spain The larvae feed on Onobrychis argentea argentea
  • Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) violetae subbaeticus Gil-T. & Gil-Uceda, 2005)
  • Type locality: Sierra de la Sagra, northern Granada province, north-eastern Andalusia region, southe-eastern Spain. The larvae feed on Onobrychis argentea hispanica Note: the taxon subbaeticus was described as a subspecies of Agrodiaetus fabressei (Oberthür, 1910), but molecular studies have demonstrate that belongs to the species violetae.


  • Agrodiaetus violetae violetae = Agrodiaetus fabressei violetae Gómez-Bustillo, Expósito & Martínez, 1979
  • Agrodiaetus violetae subbaeticus = Agrodiaetus fabressei subbaeticus Gil-T. & Gil-Uceda, 2005
  • Combination

  • Valid combination: Agrodiaetus violetae Gómez-Bustillo, Expósito & Martínez, 1979
  • References

    Polyommatus violetae Wikipedia

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