Sooty ringlet - Erebia pluto


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: June-August

Size: mm

Altitude: 1800-2000m

A variable species. From all brown, to some orange with small spots to even more orange with large eyespots. This one was pictured in the Dolomites by Mark Ogden. Pictured right is an underside of a Slovenian specimen.

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Grasses Grassy clearings

Sooty ringlet distribution.


Early Stages




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