Polyommatus golgus

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Polyommatus golgus
Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Polyommatus
Subgenus: Plebicula
Species: Polyommatus golgus


  • Polyommatus (Plebicula) golgus (Hübner, 1813)


  • Distribution: Sierra Nevada (Granada and Almeria provinces), see Ibáñez & Gil-T. (2009), S. Iberian peninsula (Spain).
  • Hostplant: Anthyllis vulneraria pseudoarundana, an endemic plant from Sierra Nevada, S. Spain.
  • Altitud de sus biotopos: 1900-2300 m.

Valid combination[edit]

  • Plebicula golgus (Hübner, 1813).


  • The taxon Polyommatus sagratrox is regarded by some authors as a subspecies of Polyommatus golgus basing on some questionable and unjustified arguments [see discussion in Gil-T. & Ibáñez (2009)]. P. golgus and P. sagratrox show an ecology (altitude of their biotopes, larval host plants, soil substrate...), morphology and ethology very differentiated [see Gil-T (2003, 2013) and Gil-T. & Ibáñez (2009)].


  • Gil-T., F. (2003): Polyommatus (Plebicula) sagratrox : ecología, morfología comparada de sus estadios preimaginales con los de Polyommatus (Plebicula) golgus (Hübner, 1813), taxonomía y nuevos argumentos para su validez específica (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Bol. Soc. Ent. Aragonesa 33: 219-227. Full article: [1].
  • Gil-T., F. (2007): The correct hostplant of Polyommatus golgus (Hübner, 1813): Anthyllis vulneraria pseudoarundana H. Lindb. (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). ISSN 0171-0079|Atalanta 38 (1/2): 199-202, 311. Full article: [2].
  • Gil-T., F. (2010): The correct hostplant of Polyommatus sagratrox (Aistleitner, 1986): Anthyllis vulneraria microcephala (Willk.) (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). ISSN 0171-0079|Atalanta 41 (3/4): 321-322, 482. Full article: [3].
  • Gil-T., F. (2013): Updating of the distribution of Polyommatus sagratrox (Aistleitner, 1986), with the first record for Jaen province (SE. Spain). Notes on morphology, ecology and taxonomy (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Bol. Soc. Andaluza Entomología 22: 94-103. Full article (in Spanish): [4].
  • Gil-T., F. & S. Ibáñez (2009): New localities for Polyommatus sagratrox and Pseudochazara hippolyte (Esper, 1783) in Granada province (S. Spain), with considerations on the taxonomic status of the first taxon (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae; Satyrinae). ISSN 0171-0079|Atalanta 40 (1/2): 185-190, 332. Full article: [5].
  • Ibáñez, S. & F. Gil-T. (2009): First records of the endemic Polyommatus golgus and Agriades zullichi in Almeria province (E. Sierra Nevada, S. Spain) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). ISSN 0171-0079|Atalanta 40 (1/2): 191-192, 332. Full article: [6].

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