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Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761)   


Range: N Africa, temperate and subarctic Asia, N America.

Distribution in Bulgaria: The whole country up to ca. 1600 m a.s.l.

Habitat: Various open places.

Bionomics: Three or more generations from March till October. Larval host-plants: various Rumex (Polygonaceae) (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

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