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Carterocephalus palaemon (Pallas, 1771)   

 

Male, Rhodopi Mts.

Range: Eurasia, N America.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Confined to mountains, so far known from W Rhodopi, Vitosha and Rila.

Habitat: Forest glades, clearings, roadsides and meadows, frequently in wet places.

Bionomics: One generation from May till July. Larval host-plants: grasses (Poaceae).

Conservation status: Needs further studies. IUCN category: Data Deficient.


Photo: Stoyan Beshkov