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Plebeius agestis ([Schiffermüller], 1775)   

Name in Tolman & Lewington (1997): Aricia agestis

Range: Eurasia, widespread.

Distribution in Bulgaria: The whole country up to ca. 1700 m a.s.l.

Habitat: Diverse open, typically warm and dry places.

Bionomics: Two or three generations depending on altitude, from April till Octomber. Larval host-plants: Erodium, Geranium (Geraniaceae) and Helianthemum (Cistaceae) (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

Conservation status: One of the most common butterflies in Bulgaria. IUCN category: Lower risk, least concern.