Polyommatus admetus (Esper, 1783)

Polyommatus admetus: Female (Northern Greece) [N] Polyommatus admetus: Female [N] Polyommatus admetus: Adult (Askion, Northern Greece, July 2010) [N]

Host plants:
Onobrychis species

Polyommatus admetus inhabits steppe slopes, extensive grazing land and other nutrient-poor grasslands.

Life cycle:
The young caterpillar overwinters. I met adults in Northern Greece in the area of
the Prespa Lakes quite common in mid-July.

Endangerment factors:
Polyommatus admetus is in decline due to cultivation, overgrazing and overbuilding of its habitats.

Polyommatus admetus is found in the Balkans from Hungary and Croatia to Greece.

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