Erebia alberganus

Almond Eyed Ringlet

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by Matt Rowlings

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SE Serbia, June 2012

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SE Serbia, June 2012

Field notes and information

The almond shaped markings make this one of the more distinctive Erebias.

Identification & Similar species: A rather distinctive species, with almond shaped eyespots.

Distribution & Flight: Confined to Europe. It is principally an Alpine species (France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria) also from the mountains of central Italy and some mountains of the northern Balkans. There is conflicting information about its presence in northwest Spain. It flies from around 1000 to 2200m.

Flies from mid June to August, it is one of the earlier summer Erebias on the wing.

Habitat & Behaviour: Grassy places, often lush, usually amongst scrub or woodland.

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SE Serbia, June 2012

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Hautes Alpes, France July 2013

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Hohe Tauern, Austria July 2014

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Valais, Switzerland July 2014

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SE Serbia, June 2012

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SE Serbia, June 2012

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Piedmont, Italy, July 2012

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Vaud, Switzerland, June 2011

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Valais, Switzerland, July 2008

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Valais, Switzerland, July 2007

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2004

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Alpes Maritimes, August 2004

Female.

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Valais, Switzerland, July 2006

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Valais, Switzerland, July 2010