My sixth butterfly watching was near Tehran, in fact it was in our local mountains which are located in north of Tehran. when you start climbing, height is between 1500 to 2000 and it go up to around 4000 m, so just a step over noisy crowded capital lays a perfect site for birding and butterflying.
By the way, recently (since 2 years ago) I go there scarcely because we were flooded with other trips outside of Tehran. but Tehran has a lot to offer and I haven't see almost half of species which others put in Instagram and claim it was taken right under my nose in Tehran. well, finally I went there around middle of August and this is my result: