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Range DescriptionThis species is endemic to the Caucasus region where it has been recorded from Armenia and possibly two localities in Turkey, and is possibly also present in Georgia. In Armenia, it is patchily distributed in the southeastern part of the Javakhet Mountain Range, Shirak Province, where it has been recorded from the alpine and subalpine meadows of Legli Mountain at altitudes of 2,100 to 2,700m asl. A total of seven populations are known from Armenia, with suitable habitat in these patches totaling 200.78 hectares (Aram Agasyan pers. comm., March 2009). In Turkey, a population has been recorded from eastern Artvin Vilayet (Geniez and Tynié 2005), with a second population possibly recently observed in the vicinity of Posof town (close to the Georgian border), although this record needs full confirmation (not mapped here) (Göran Nilson and Nikolai Orlov pers. comm., October 2008). The species may be present in Georgia, however this needs confirmation.