Hipparchia senthes (Fruhstorfer, 1908)


Hipparchia senthes: Male (N-Greece, Askio mountains, late June 2013) [N] Hipparchia senthes: Male (N-Greece, Askio mountains, late June 2013) [N] Hipparchia senthes: Male (N-Greece, Askio mountains, late June 2013) [N] Hipparchia senthes: Habitat in N-Greece (Askio mountains, late June 2013) [N]

Host plants:
The larva feeds on grasses.

Habitat:
Hipparchia senthes inhabits drylands, rocky slopes, scrub and similar places.

Life cycle:
The adults occur between May and October. The caterpillar hibernates. I observed fresh butterflies in Northern Greece in the Askio mountains in late June 2013.

Remarks:
Hipparchia senthes occurs on the southern Balkans (e.g. Macedonia, Greece). Besides it is found in Asia Minor.



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