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Erebia pandrose (Borkhausen, 1788)   


Range: Highly disjunct: the high mountains of C and S Europe, N Fennoscandia, N Ural and some mountains of S Siberia.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Rila, usually not below ca. 2200 m.

Habitat: Rocky grassy slopes, screes and ridge crests.

Bionomics: One generation from late June till August. Larval host-plants: grasses (Poaceae) (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

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