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Important species


The subject of SAC protection is habitat 6210 - Semi-natural dry grasslands facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) in both variants: with significant occurrence of orchids (priority habitat) and without significant occurrence of orchids. The variant with a significant occurrence of orchids is represented by an area of approximately 1.5 ha with a rich occurrence of orchids, in particular the elder-flowered orchid (Dactylorhiza sambucina) and the green-winged orchid (Orchis morio).


This vegetation is located in the eastern part of the former shooting range and it will all be included in the management proposed by the submitted project. On the remaining part of the shooting range included in the project, habitat 6210 has developed into a variant without significant occurrence of orchids, but with a high proportion of endangered species of plants and animals. More detailed surveys of specific groups of animals were carried out, especially for butterflies; 71 species were recorded, of which 19 are listed in the Red List of Endangered Species. Among them are critically endangered species such as Nickerl's fritillary (Melitaea aurelia) and the burnet moth species Zygaena brizae, the endangered Glanville fritillary (Melitaea cinxia), and the Mazarine Blue (Cyaniris semiargus).


Neuroptera are represented by Styrian praying lacewing (Mantispa styriaca) on the edge of the area. Of Orthoptera, saddle-backed bush cricket (Ephippiger ephippiger) is rarely found. The rare and covertly living weevil Pseudocleonus grammicus likes disturbed surfaces with the occurrence of carline thistle. The disturbed places also host other important species of weevils, such as Mogulones austriacus and Ceutorhynchus pectoralis. The grassland of the shooting range is also an important habitat for black oil beetle (Meloe proscarabaeus). As far as vertebrates are concerned, Mašovice Range is the most important site within the Podyjí Special Protection Area for barred warbler (Sylvia nisoria), which like the diverse mosaic of shrubs and grass.