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Neptis rivularis (Scopoli, 1763)   

 

Range: From SE Europe (westwards to N Italy) to Japan.

Distribution in Bulgaria: In mountainous regions up to ca. 1300 m a.s.l.

Habitat: Sunny, damp semi-open places in wooded river valleys, parks, forest roads, clearings, bushy glades etc.

Bionomics: One generation from May till August. Larval host plants: Spiraea, Aruncus dioicus and Filipendula ulmaria (Rosaceae) (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.