Phengaris nausithous


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Phengaris nausithous
Species Authority: (Bergsträsser, 1779)
Common Name(s):
English Dusky Large Blue
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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

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.
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

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN. 1990. 1990 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Wells, S.M., Pyle, R.M. and Collins, N.M. (compilers) 1983. The IUCN Invertebrate Red Data Book. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Phengaris nausithous. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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