Erebia claudina

White Spotted Ringlet

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Hohe Tauern, Austria, July 2014

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Hohe Tauern, Austria, July 2014

Field notes and information

Only found in a small area of the Austrian alps around the Hohe Tauern and Niedere Tauern.

Identification & Similar species: A distinctive species characterised by small white spots on the upper and underside hindwing. No other species have these spots.

Distribution & Flight: Only on a few mountain ranges in central Austria. It flies in July and early August. It's reported to be commoner in alternate years in some sites.

Habitat & Behaviour: Grassy slopes with plenty of flowers. Around and above the tree line. Butterflies rest deep in grasses or nectar briefly on yellow Compositae.

Photo: claudina

Hohe Tauern, Austria, July 2014

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Hohe Tauern, Austria, July 2014

Photo: claudina

Hohe Tauern, Austria, July 2014

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Hohe Tauern, Austria, July 2014

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Hohe Tauern, Austria, July 2014

Photo: claudina

Hohe Tauern, Austria, July 2014