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

Saimbeyli blue, Theresia’s blue, Teressa blue

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: July 1998

Rediscovered in August 2012 (between 1st and 8th)

 

Distribution

Adana Province, Turkey (southern)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

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.

 

Other references:

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. [Abstract]

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). Karyology of species of Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) from Turkey: new data and their taxonomic consequences (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Holarctic Lepidoptera 5(1): 1-8.

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/southern-turkey-butterfly-thought-extinct-reappears-after-20-years.aspx?pageID=238&nID=70431&NewsCatID=378

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/18488/polyommatus-theresiae-saimbeyli-blue

https://www.adameros.org/IcerikDetay.asp?TurID=424&AltFamilyaId=12&IcerikKatId=7

 

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