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ZIPZIPLAR (HESPERIIDAE) HESPERIIDAE MAVLER, NCEZGLLER VE BAKIRLAR / ZARF KANATLILAR (LYCAENIDAE) LYCAENIDAE FIRA AYAKLILAR, ALACA KELEBEKLER (NYMPHALIDAE) NYMPHALIDAE KIRLANGIKUYRUKLAR VE APOLLOLAR (PAPILIONIDAE) PAPILIONIDAE BEYAZLAR, SARILAR VE SLFRLER (PIERIDAE) PIERIDAE MADEN LEKELLER (RIODINIDAE) RIODINIDAE
         Cupido minimus / Minik Kupid / Small Blue | Little Blue
Superfamily Papilionoidea
Family LYCAENIDAE
Subfamily Polyommatinae
Tribe Polyommatini
Subtribe Nacaduba allied
Genus Cupido
Subgenus
Scientific name of species minimus
Taxonomist Fuessly, 1775
Vernacular name (TR) Minik Kupid
Vernacular name (EN) Small Blue | Little Blue
Subspecies : C. m. minimus Fuessly, 1775, C. m. trinacriae Verity, 1919: Sicilya, C. m. qilianus Murayama, C. m. sanconensis Mrit & Mrit, 2008: Sicilya, C. m. carswelli Stempffer, 1927, C. m. albocilia Oorshot et al. 1984 : Adana, Nide, Kayseri, Karaman, C. m. montana (Favre, 1903), C. m. tusovi Lukhtanov, 1994
Synonyms Papilio minimus Fuessly, 1775, Papilio puer Schrank, 1801, Papilio alsus Denis & Schiffermller, 1775, Papilio minimus Esper, 1777, ?Papilio minutus Esper, 1798, ?Lycaena alsoides Gerhard, 1853, ?Lycaena happensis Matsumura, 192, Cupido magna (Heyne, [1895]), Cupido magna Sugitani, 1938, Zizera minima ; Butler, 1900
Distribution areas (Global) Bat Avrupa, Kuzey Avrupa, Orta Avrupa, Dou Avrupa, Gney Avrupa, n Asya, Bat Asya, Orta Asya,
Distribution areas (Turkey) Marmara, Ege, Dou Akdeniz, Anadolu, Orta Karadeniz, Dou Karadeniz, Dou Anadolu,
Larval food plants Leguminosae ssp., Oxytropis campestris, Astragalus alpinus, Lotus corniculatus, Anthyllis vulneraria, Melilotus ssp., Coronilla ssp., Medicago ssp., Astragalus glycyphyllos, Astragalus cicer
Habitat Yol kenarlar, ayrlar,
Altitudes 50-2800 m
Wingspan 16-24 mm
Fly period of imagos Nisan, Mays, Haziran, Temmuz,
Description: Gneydou ve Orta Avrupa, Trkiye, Transkafkasya, Tian-Shan, Bat,Orta ve Gney Sibirya, Amur, Moolistan, Magadan, Kamchatka'da dal gsterirler. Tip lokalitesi svire'dir. Erkek ve diiler renk itibariyle birbirine benzemekle birlikte, erkeklerin kanat alt bazal blgesinde mavilik daha belirgindir. Ayrca kahrerengiye kaan koyu grimsi kanatstne sahip diilere gre erkeklerin daha ak grimsi-mavimsi kanat stne sahip olduklar sylenebilir. Ykselti ve corafyaya gre Nisan-Temmuz aylarnda uarlar.
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