Satyrinae of the Western Palearctic

Kirinia roxelana (Cramer, 1777)

Type locality: Istanbul, Turkey

Range: from South Croatia and South Romania, to Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Syria to West Iran.  It is also found on Cyprus and most Aegian Islands

Habitat: The species is found in open dry woodlands, dry schrubs and dry riverbeds, olive groves and seaside from sea level up to 2,000mtrs.

Flight Period: end May to mid September.

Kirinia roxelana
Kirinia roxelana

ssp. roxelana

Kirinia roxelana

Kirinia roxelana biotype

The species likes to rest in the shade on the trunks of trees.

11/07/2014, Albania, 888mtrs

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