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Erebia pronoe (Esper, [1780])   

 

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

Distribution in Bulgaria: Rila, N Pirin, Vitosha, Stara Planina and Osogovo, between ca. 1800 and 2800 m a.s.l.

Habitat: Various dry or wet grassy upper-subalpine and alpine habitats.

Bionomics: One generation flying from late July till late September. 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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