Maculinea rebeli

Mountain Alcon Blue

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by Matt Rowlings

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Hautes Alpes, France, July 2013

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Jura, France, July 2006

Field notes and information

This taxon is generally now considered to be a high altitude form of the alcon blue, M. alcon. I've retained a separate page for it for historical reasons.

Identification & Similar species: All notes on the alcon blue M. alcon apply to this taxon.

Distribution & Flight: N Spain, southeast France and eastwards. A single brood in June/ July.

Habitat & Behaviour: Fairly dry areas at lower levels and damp meadows amongst trees at alpine levels. Eggs are laid, principally, on cross-leaved gentian, Gentiana cruciata.

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Jura, France, July 2006

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Hautes Alpes, France, August 2012

Eggs on cross leaved gentian.

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Jura, France, July 2006

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Vaud, Switzerland, June 2015

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Vaud, Switzerland, July 2008

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Jura, France, July 2006

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Jura, France, July 2006

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Vaud, Switzerland, July 2008

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Vaud, Switzerland, July 2008

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Vaud, Switzerland, July 2008

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Jura, France, July 2006