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Hipparchia briseis (Linnaeus, 1764)   

Name in Tolman & Lewington (1997): Chazara briseis

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

Distribution in Bulgaria: Widespread but local from sea level to ca. 1700 m.

Habitat: Dry, warm rocky and grassy slopes.

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

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