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Polyommatus loewii

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Scientific name  Polyommatus loewii
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Polyommatus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Cigaritis acamas, Turanana endymion, Chilades galba, Pseudochazara pelopea, Anthene amarah

Polyommatus loewii, the large jewel blue, is a species of blue (Lycaenidae) butterfly found in South East Asia.

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Range

The butterfly occurs in Sri Lanka and in India from South India to Orissa, and, in the north from Murree to Kumaon. The range extends to Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Java.

Subspecies

  • P. l. loewii (Armenia: highland)
  • P. l. afghana (Howarth & Povolny, 1976) (Afghanistan)
  • P. l. antilibanotica (Hemming, 1929)
  • P. l. dzhemagati (Sheljuzhko, 1934) (Caucasus Major)
  • P. l. hissarica (Shchetkin, 1963) (Ghissar)
  • P. l. laura (Evans, 1932)
  • P. l. schwingenschussi (Pfeiffer, 1937) (Talysh Mountains)
  • P. l. uranicola (Walker, 1870) (Jordan, Egypt, the Sinai, the Negev, central Saudi Arabia, Oman)
  • Status

    William Harry Evans reported that the species was not rare.

    References

    Polyommatus loewii Wikipedia


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