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)



Adana Province, Turkey (southern)


Biology & Ecology










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.


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