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Polyommatus escheri ssp. ahmar (Le Cerf)

Ahmar Blue (Polyommatus escheri ssp. ahmar)

Escher’s Blue (Polyommatus escheri (Hübner)) inhabits northern Africa and southern Europe, the species is divided into several subspecies.

The subspecies discussed here was described in 1928, it is, to my knowledge, known from a single male and female specimen collected at a place named Tizi-n-Tiskrine in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

The subspecies appears to have not been recorded since and is likely extinct.


edited: 15.04.2019