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Zerynthia cerisy (Godart, [1824])   


Range: C and E Balkan Peninsula, W Turkey.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Local in lowlands and mountain foothills up to ca. 1000 m.

Habitat: Dry, warm bushy and/or rocky places.

Bionomics: One generation from May till July.  Larval host-plant: Aristolochia (Aristolochiaceae).

Conservation status: Not directly threatened but of conservation interest in view of its limited total range, a significant part of which lies in Bulgarian territory. IUCN category: Lower risk, near threatened.