Lefèbvre's Ringlet - Erebia lefebvrei


Family: Satyridae.

Flight Time: June - August.

Size: 40-48mm

Altitude: 1700-2700m


There are two nearly all black Erebia in Europe. Lefèbvre's Ringlet resides in the Pyrenees and Northern Spain, where as the Black ringlet lives in the Alps. The picture above was taken at about 2200m in Hautes Pyrenees above Gavarnie. It was flying with four other species of Erebia ringlets, which makes life tricky.


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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Festuca, Poa species

Steep scree, sparse vegetation.

Lefebvre's Ringlet distribution.


Early Stages




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