Erebia embla

Arctic Ringlet

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by Matt Rowlings

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Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010

Field notes and information

A Scandinavian species. It is fairly widespread.

Identification & Similar species: Resembles the Arctic ringlet E. disa which lacks spots on the hindwing.

Distribution & Flight: From central Sweden northwards into Finland. Flight time is seasonally variable, this is one of the earlier species on the wing in June/ early July.

Habitat & Behaviour: A bog specialist, frequently seen flying between trees over mosses beside bogs.

Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010

My first view of this species, high up in a birch tree.

Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: embla

N Sweden, June 2010