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Limenitis populi (Linnaeus, 1758)   

 

Range: Temperate Eurasia.

Distribution in Bulgaria: In mountains between ca. 600 and 2000 m a.s.l.

Habitat: Sunny places in wooded river valleys, forest roads and clearings etc.

Bionomics: One generation in June and July. Larval host plant: Populus tremula (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

Conservation status: In Bulgaria this is a local and comparatively rare species at the southernmost limit of its European distribution. Needs further studies. IUCN category: Data Deficient, possibly Lower risk, near threatened.


Photo: Stoyan Beshkov