Seq # 460170040

Polyommatus damon (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: April 13, 2021, 3:20 p.m.

This species had some local populations in the north of the province of Antwerp between more or less 1850 and 1944 and is presumed to have been introduced with Onobrychi seed, a plant that was grown in the region for the large scale sheep herding.


Family: Lycaenidae > Subfamily: Polyommatinae > Tribus: Polyommatini > Genus: Polyommatus > Subgenus: Agrodiaetus > Species: Polyommatus damon
Vernacular names
Witstreepblauwtje (NL), Damon Blue (EN), Großer Esparsetten-Bläuling (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1857a. Catalogue des Insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 1: 1–111. On page 14.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation in July - August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Onobrychis viciifolia
Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on Onobrychis species.

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