Polyommatus escheri (Hübner, [1823])

Franeta, Filip, 2018, Checklist of the butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) of Montenegro, Zootaxa 4392 (1), pp. 128-148: 140

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Polyommatus escheri (Hübner, [1823])


Polyommatus escheri (Hübner, [1823])  

—Another rare species in Montenegro. The only documented records have been published by Weiss (1975) and Sobczyk & Gligorović (2016) from the area around Podgorica, and by Kühnert (1971) who reported it from the surroundings of Igalo. The species’ host plant ( Astragalus monspessulanus   L.) has been recorded in the karst terrains around the capital ( Stešević et al. 2014), and P. escheri   has been reported from Gruda in Croatia, very near the border with Montenegro (Williams pers. comm.).