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Pyrgus cinarae (Rambur, [1839])   

 

Left: male, right: female, Rhodopi Mts.

Range: Spain, Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor, steppes of SE Europe.

Distribution in Bulgaria:  Very local in SW and S Bulgaria from sea level to 1000 m, in N Bulgaria known only from the Black Sea coast (Baltchik).

Habitat: Hot, dry grassy and rocky slopes, most often in calcareous terrain.

Bionomics: One generation from late June till August. Larval host-plant: Potentilla (Rosaceae) (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

Conservation status: A very local and usually relatively rare species; most of its habitats are not threatened with the exception of Kresna gorge. IUCN category: Lower risk, near threatened?

 

 
 
 

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