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Iolana iolas (Ochsenheimer, 1816)   


Range: S Europe from France to Hungary and the Balkan Peninsula.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Local mostly in the S, from sea level to ca. 700 m.

Habitat: Warm sunny rocky slopes with bushes of the larval host-plant, most often in calcareous terrain.

Bionomics: One generation in May and June. Larval host-plant: Colutea arborescens (Fabaceae), larvae feed on seeds (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

Conservation status: A local and rare species in need of further research. IUCN category: Data Deficient.