Blind ringlet - Erebia pharte


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: July-August

Size: mm

Altitude: 1800-2000m

Quite widespread in the Alps. The photo above was taken in the French Alps and the butterfly to the right was taken by Mark Ogden in the Dolomites.

Smallish size and no spots helps with identification.


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