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Polyommatus theresiae Schurian, van Oorschot & van den Brink, 1992

Saimbeyli blue, Theresia’s blue, Teressa blue


Adana Province, Turkey (southern)
Last Record
July 1998
Rediscovered in
August 2012 (between 1st and 8th)
IUCN status
Not evaluated
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[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

Schurian, K. G., H. van Oorschot and H. van den Brink. (1992). Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon (H.-S.) und Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) theresiae sp. nov. aus der Turkei (Lepidoptera,Lycaenidae). Nachr. Ent. Ver. Apollo (Frankfurt) 12: 217-232.

[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Cebeci, Zeynel et al. (2013). Field Studies on Theresia’s Blue (Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) theresiae), Endemic to Adana and Reconfirmation of the Existence of Species in its Locality. The Black Sea Journal of Sciences 3(8): 1-10. [[url=]Abstract[/url]]

Kandul, N. P. and V. A. Lukhtanov. (1997). Karyotype variability and systematics of the blue butterflies of the species groups Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon and P. (A.) dama (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Zoo/. Zhurn. (Moscow), 76(l): 63-69. [in Russian]

Lukhtanov, V. A. et al. (1998). [url=]Karyology of species of Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) from Turkey: new data and their taxonomic consequences (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)[/url]. Holarctic Lepidoptera 5(1): 1-8.