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Erebia oeme (Hübner, [1804])   

 

Range: Endemic to Europe, occurs in the higher mountains of S and C Europe.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Rila, Pirin, Vitosha, Stara Planina, Osogovo and W Rhodopi, between ca. 1400 and 2600 m a.s.l.

Habitat: Wet grassy places such as slopes, fringes of coniferous forests, stream beds, bogs etc.

Bionomics: One generation in July and August. Larval host-plants: grasses (Poaceae) (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

Conservation status: This Erebia has a restricted Bulgarian as well as total range and, despite not being directly threatened at present, must be considered vulnerable and of conservation interest. IUCN category: Vulnerable. Its inclusion into the Red Data Book of Bulgaria is herewith recommended.

 

 
 
 

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