Autumn ringlet - Erebia neoridas

Underside.  

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: August - October

Size: 36-46mm

Altitude: 500-1600m

Upperside. These were the most common of the Erebia species in the Luberon park, Provence. Along a fire track towards the top of the hills just north of Cucuron were many nectaring together.

The lower picture looks a little unnatural because I've just disturbed a Robber fly which was carrying this unfortunate specimen.

 

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