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Plebeius admetus (Esper, [1783])   

Name in Tolman & Lewington (1997): Agrodiaetus admetus
 

Range: Hungary, Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Local, occurs almost entirely S of Stara Planina range mostly in river gorges and on low mountain slopes between 200 and ca. 1000 m a.s.l.

Habitat: Dry, hot, rocky slopes and glades, most abundant in calcareous terrain.

Bionomics: One generation, late June-August. Larval host-plant: Onobrychis (Fabaceae) (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

Conservation status: A local, typically scarce species with relatively restricted range in Bulgaria, although not directly threatened. IUCN category: Lower risk, near threatened.

 

 
 
 

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