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Plebeius argyrognomon (Bergsträsser, 1779)   

Name in Tolman & Lewington (1997): Plebejus argyrognomon

Systematics: In older Bulgarian sources this species has been confused with Plebeius idas. It has since been established that these are two distinct species.

Range: C and E Europe, W and C Asia.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Lowlands and lower mountain slopes up to ca. 1200 m a.s.l. (observed S. Beshkov, in Abadjiev 2001).

Habitat: Warm grassy bushy places.

Bionomics: Two generations from May till July. Larval host-plants: Coronilla varia and Astragalus glycyphyllos (Fabaceae) (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

Conservation status: Local but widespread, apparently not threatened. IUCN category: Lower risk, least concern.