|Komraishan, Iran; 4/28/65 male ssp. krystallina||Kemen Forest Israel Dec 20 1980 ssp bellargus|
|East Turkey, 1100 meters elevation female ssp??|
Roughly six subspecies are known. Widespread through
Western Europe (Bulgaria and Greece) East to Armenia and Iran, including
much of the Middle East. Protected in Greece. Adults emerge in March/April.
Some females have a beautiful red dusting to wings.