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Erynnis marloyi (Boisduval, [1834])   

 

 

Range: The S and partly C Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor E to Iran and Caucasus.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Struma valley S of and including Kresna gorge, at altitudes below 700 m.

Habitat: Hot dry rocky slopes.

Bionomics: One generation from April till June. Larval host-plants: unknown.

Conservation status: Needs further studies. In Bulgaria this is a rare species with very limited range which in addition is partly threatened by development (e.g. in Kresna gorge). IUCN category: Data Deficient, possibly Vulnerable. Its inclusion into the Red Data Book of Bulgaria is herewith recommended.