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Hipparchia circe (Fabricius, 1775)Name in Tolman & Lewington (1997): Kanetisa circe
Range: S and C Europe, W and C Asia.
Distribution in Bulgaria: Widespread from sea level to ca. 1700 m.
Habitat: Dry bushy places, especially in and along deciduous woodland. A typical species of the oak forest zone.
Bionomics: One generation flying 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.