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Plebeius icarus (Rottemburg, 1775)   

Name in Tolman & Lewington (1997): Polyommatus icarus
 

Systematics: This aggregate taxon apparently consists of several different species, of which however very few have proven species status as yet, e.g. Plebeius andronicus (Kolev 2005b).

Range: Eurasia.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Widespread from sea level up to about 1900 m, occasionally strays higher.

Habitat: Diverse open grassy places.

Bionomics: Two or three generations depending on altitude, throughout the warm season. Larval host-plants: various Fabaceae.

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

 

 
 

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