Swiss brassy ringlet - Erebia tyndarus

Upperside.  

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: July - August

Size: 34 - 36mm

Altitude: 1200 - 2700m

One of several very similar species. The metallic leading edge of the forewing gives them their common name. Separation from the Common brassy ringlet Erebia cassioides is made by looking at the two small ocelli on the forewing. In tyndarus the spots are small and do not touch each other. Hindwing and underside markings are not constant and should not be used for identification.

Upperside.

Underside.

 

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Festuca Grassy places.

Swiss brassy ringlet distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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