Taxon profile


Alcon Blue
Phengaris alcon (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Lycaenidae - gossamer-winged butterflies »  genus Phengaris

Scientific synonyms

Glaucopsyche alcon (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Maculinea alcon (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Papilio alcon Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775



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Intertaxon relationships

food: Gentiana cruciata L. - Cross Gentian, Gentiana pneumonanthe L. - Marsh Gentian

Distribution maps

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

form Phengaris alcon f. alcon (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Phengaris alcon f. alcon

form Phengaris alcon f. rebeli (Hirschke, 1904) - Mountain Alcon Blue

Phengaris alcon f. rebeli - Mountain Alcon Blue

Links and literature

CZ EN Laštůvka Z., Liška J.: Checklist of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic [] [as Maculinea alcon (Den. & Schiff., 1775)]
Data retrieved on: 28 February 2009
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [441081]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Phengaris alcon (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN SR Djurić M.: Butterflies of Serbia [] [as Phengaris alcon (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)]
CZ DE Bělín V. (1999): Motýli České a Slovenské republiky aktivní ve dne, Kabourek, Zlín [as Maculinea alcon (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)]
CZ EN Farkač J., Král D. & Škorpík M. (eds.) (2005): List of threatened species in the Czech Republic. Invertebrates, Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, Praha, 760 pp. [as Maculinea alcon (Denis et Schiffermüller,1775)]
EN Jakšić P., Nahirnić A., Petrović S. (2013): Compendium of Serbian Butterflies with Vernacular Names, Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, 6: 75-88 [as Phengaris alcon Dennis & Schiffermüller, 1775]
Data retrieved on: 18 January 2014

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