The larva feeds on grasses.
Hipparchia senthes inhabits drylands, rocky slopes, scrub and similar places.
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.
Hipparchia senthes occurs on the southern Balkans (e.g. Macedonia, Greece). Besides it is found in Asia Minor.