Mnestra's ringlet - Erebia mnestra


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: July - August

Size: 34 - 38mm

Altitude: 1500-2600m

Underside. Quite a different looking ringlet, without the spots!

Similarly to many other species in high Alpine environment they were keen to take any moisture they could get hold of, even my wife's sweaty feet were irresistible?


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Festuca Steep grassy slopes.

Mnestra's ringlet distribution.


Early Stages




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