Large ringlet - Erebia euryale


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: July-August

Size: mm

Altitude: 1200-2000m

Above and right pictured the male


The chequered fringes help with identification here, unlike the Arran brown there's mo white stripe. These were pictured in the Julian Alps of Slovenia.

Above and right are pictured the female, with a strongly dentate white band on the hindwing being a useful characteristic.

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Grasses Flowery meadows, clearings

Large ringlet distribution.


Early Stages




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