IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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Introduction

A very diverse Palearctic blue genus. The taxonomy of the group is controversial, and many new species, particularly from central Asia, have been described in the past 30 years. Closely-related taxa are differentiated in some instances by chromosomal characters (Lukhtanov et al. 2005). The list here indicates species groups as delineated by Savela, and should be regarded as tentative.

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