Erebia medusa

Woodland Ringlet

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by Matt Rowlings

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Vaud, Switzerland, May 2011

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SW Serbia, June 2012

Field notes and information

One of the lowest flying Erebias in central and southeast Europe, being found from around 500m up to high alpine levels. Often common.

Identification & Similar species: Very similar to the bright eyed ringlet E. oeme. Separated by the colour of the antennal tip, brown in the current species, black in E. oeme.

Distribution & Flight: Central France, across central Europe and southeastwards to northern Greece.

Habitat & Behaviour: A butterfly of grassy meadows usually amongst trees and forests.

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Dijon, France, May 2004

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Hohe Tauern, Austria, July 2014

Brown antennal club - compared with black of the bright eyed ringlet E. oeme.

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Piedmont, Italy, June 2007

The antennal clubs are brown, separating it from the bright eyed ringlet, Erebia oeme.

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Vaud, Switzerland, May 2009

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Vaud, Switzerland, May 2011

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Cluj, Romania, June 2006

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Piedmont, Italy, June 2004

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Dijon, France, May 2004

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Dijon, France, June 2002