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Polyommatus icarus (Rottemburg, 1775)
Common Blue
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Classification:

  • Phylum Arthropoda
  • Class Insecta
  • Order LEPIDOPTERA
  • Suborder
  • Superfamily PAPILIONOIDEA
  • Family LYCAENIDAE
  • Subfamily POLYOMMATINAE
  • Genus Polyommatus

Polyommatus icarus
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CITATION
Bond, K.G.M., Nash, R. & O’Connor, J.P. 2006. An Annotated Checklist of the Irish Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera) , The Irish Biogeograghical Society and the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/InvertebrateIreland/species.asp?item=9017
IRISH STATUS
See Explanatory Text
Accepted
NORTHERN IRELAND
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
RecordedRecorded
STATUS OF NAME
Current name
VALIDATING LITERATURE
Bond, K.G.M., Nash, R., O'Connor, J.P. 2006, An Annotated Checklist of the Irish Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera) , The Irish Biogeographical Society,
Bradley, J.D. 2000, Checklist of Lepidoptera recorded from the British Isles. Second Edition (revised). Published privately , ,
LITERATURE FOR IDENTIFICATION
Tolman, T, 1997, Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Europe, , Harper Collins,
Thomas, J. & Lewington, R, 1991, The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, , Dorling Kindersley,
LITERATURE FOR TAXONOMIC CHANGE
LITERATURE FOR ECOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTION
Asher, J., Warren, M., Fox, R., Harding, P., Jeffcoate, G. & Jeffcoate, S., 2001, The millennium atlas of butterflies in Britain and Ireland, , Oxford University Press,
Fox, R., Asher, J., Brereton, T., Roy, D & Warren, M, 2006, The State of Butterflies in Britain and Ireland, , Pisces Publications,
Thomas, J. & Lewington, R, 1991, The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, , Dorling Kindersley,
LOCATION OF VOUCHER
EXPLANATORY TEXT
Irish specimens are named as subspecies mariscolare Kane 1893

CHECKLIST VERSION  2006

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