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Pararge roxelana (Cramer, [1777])   

Name in Tolman & Lewington (1997): Kirinia roxelana
 

Range: Balkan Peninsula, Turkey, Near East.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Widespread in the southern half from sea level up to 1000 m, more local north of Stara Planina, e.g. along the sea coast. Typical species for the xerothermophitous oak forest zone.

Habitat: Hot wooded areas: mountain slopes, river valleys, forest fringes and glades, most common in xerothermic deciduous forests with predominance of oak.

Bionomics: One generation from June till September. Adults are fond of resting on tree trunks and branches up to 3 m from the ground. Larval host-plants: grasses (Poaceae).

Conservation status: Widespread and locally common species with stable populations. IUCN category: Lower risk, least concern.