Alcon Blue Butterfly & friends. — Old Guv Legends

In the meadows of Europe, colonies of industrious team-workers are being manipulated by a master slacker. The layabout in question is the Alcon blue butterfly (Maculinea alcon) a large and beautiful summer visitor. Its victims are two species of red ants, Myrmica rubra and Myrmica ruginodis. The Alcon blue is a ‘brood parasite’ – the […]

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