Mountain ringlet - Erebia epiphron


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: June-August

Size: mm

Altitude: 500-1600m


This particular Mountain ringlet was photographed in England. It only occurs in a few places within the Lake District, generally high up amongst grass and bog. Places such as Honister Pass, Wrynose Pass and Wasdale are possible habitats. This one was photographed on Cold Pike above the Wrynose pass. Approx grid ref NY265033, there were about half a dozen about, flying over the boggy terrain.

It is quite a variable species

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Grasses Damp grassy places.

Mountain ringlet distribution


Early Stages




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