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Hipparchia arethusa ([Schiffermüller], 1775)  

Name in Tolman & Lewington (1997): Arethusana arethusa

Range: N Africa, S Europe, W and C Asia.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Widespread, though local, from sea level to ca. 1800 m.

Habitat: Bushy grassy places, usually in the vicinity of deciduous and mixed forests.

Bionomics: One generation from June to September. Larval host-plants: grasses (Poaceae) (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

Conservation status: A widespread and abundant species. IUCN category: Lower risk, least concern.