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Syrian vernal copper – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Syrian vernal copper

Tomares nesimachus nesimachus

A vernal copper with a wingspan of 28-34 mm, resembles the Turkish vernal (which it is often considered a subspecies of) but with more orange on its wings. The Syrian vernal inhabits open meadow, grassland, and stony slopes. Host plants are species of milk-vetch (Astragalus spp.). This species flies May through July, the flight is very fast and close to the ground.

 

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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