Marbled ringlet - Erebia montana

Male upperside  

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: July - September

Size: 44 - 50mm

Altitude: 1100 - 2500m

The underside is the key to this species. Marbled is quite a descriptive name. The upperside colouration and spotting varies a little, see above and below right, but the effect below left is always recognisable, even in flight!
Underside Female upperside.

 

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Festuca Mixed

Marbled ringlet distribution.

 

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