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Ochlodes sylvanus (Esper, [1777])   

Name in Tolman & Lewington (1997): Ochlodes venatus faunus

Left: male, right: female, Rhodopi Mts.

Taxonomy: European sources still refer to this widespread species as Ochlodes venatus. However, this is a different species restricted to the Far East, where it occurs together with the widespread Eurasian taxon (Korshunov & Gorbunov 1995; Chiba & Tsukiyama 1996). The oldest available name for our taxon is sylvanus (Esper, [1777]).

Range: Temperate Eurasia.

Distribution in Bulgaria: The whole country up to 1600 m a.s.l.

Habitat: Diverse grassy places, typically sheltered by woodland.

Bionomics: One generation from June to August. Larval host-plants: various grasses (Poaceae).

Conservation status: One of the most widespread and common species in Bulgaria. IUCN category: Lower risk, least concern.

 

Male, Pirin Mts.

 


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