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Phengaris nausithous

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA LEPIDOPTERA LYCAENIDAE

Scientific Name: Phengaris nausithous
Species Authority: (Bergsträsser, 1779)
Common Name(s):
English Dusky Large Blue
Synonym(s):
Maculinea nausithous (Bergsträsser, 1779)
Papilio nausithous Bergsträsser, 1779

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
History:
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)
1988 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs in one or two small areas of northwest Spain with the main distribution area being from central eastern France, Switzerland, Germany (absent from the north) and eastwards.
Countries:
Native:
Armenia (Armenia); Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; France; Georgia; Germany; Hungary; Kazakhstan; Moldova; Montenegro; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia (Serbia); Spain; Switzerland; Ukraine
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in damp habitats where the foodplant Great Burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis) is found.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Phengaris nausithous. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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