Erebia montana

Marbled Ringlet

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Valais, Switzerland, August 2012

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Valais, Switzerland, August 2012

Field notes and information

The underside hindwing marbling and bright orange markings make this butterfly rather distinctive. Often common where found in late summer.

Identification & Similar species: The butterfly is rather distinctive and unlikely to be confused with any others.

Distribution & Flight: This butterfly flies throughout out the Alps and in a couple of places in central Italy. From mid July to September.

Habitat & Behaviour: Grassy places from fairly low levels in mountains, woodland clearings, rocky places, alpine meadows etc.

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Hautes Alpes, France, August 2012

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Valais, Switzerland, July 2011

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Valais, Switzerland, August 2004

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Hautes Alpes, France, July 2004

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Hautes Alpes, France, August 2012

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Valais, Switzerland, September 2009

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Valais, Switzerland, July 2009

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Valais, Switzerland, August 2013

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Valais, Switzerland, August 2013

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Valais, Switzerland, August 2013

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Valais, Switzerland, August 2013