Polyommatus aroaniensis (Brown, 1976)


Polyommatus aroaniensis: Lower side [M]

Host plants:
Onobrychis sp.

Habitat:
Polyommatus aroaniensis inhabits bushy grasslands in mountain areas up to about 1700m asl.

Life cycle:
According to literature, hibernation takes place as a young caterpillar (L1?). I found numerous fresh adults in the first third of July in the Falakron area (Northern Greece).

Endangerment factors:
probably partly due to overgrazing

Remarks:
Polyommatus aroaniensis occurs only in Greece and adjacent parts of Macedonia and Bulgaria. But Polyommatus fabressei is very close (Spain). Similarly are also P. humedasae from the Aosta Valley and P. agenjoi (Southern Spain).



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