Erebia neoridas

Autumn Ringlet


by Matt Rowlings

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Alpes de Haute Provence, France, July 2009

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Hautes Alpes, France, August 2012

Field notes and information

It flies late in the year, from August to October. It is usually common and widespread in southeast France where it can be found on almost any dry grassy roadside location from low to alpine levels.

Identification & Similar species: It has quite a bright upperside coloration. The forewing orange or red band tapers distinctly towards the anal angle. The underside hindwing has a brightish white post discal band. Only the Zapater's ringlet, E. zapateri, is similar but that is only found in central Spain so the ranges don't overlap.

Distribution & Flight: Sporadic from the Pyrenees, southeast France, the French Alps and central Italy. Flies from August to October.

Habitat & Behaviour: Hot dry grassy areas.

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Hautes Alpes, France, August 2012

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Provence, France, August 2004

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Hautes Alpes, France, August 2012

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Alpes de Haute Provence, France, August 2005

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Provence, France, August 2003

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Provence, France, August 2001

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Provence, France, September 2002