Mountain Ringlet
  Erebia epiphron
 


Mountain Ringlet, Ben Lawers. Photograph by Graham Megson.


DESCRIPTION

A small dark brown butterfly, with a swift flight (click on link below for image).

Wingspan 28 - 36mm (male), 28 - 38mm (female).

LIFE CYCLE

Single brooded. Ova laid singly on mat-grass, hatching within 12 - 18 days. Overwinters as larvae, emerging again in March, and becoming fully grown by late May or early June. Pupal stage lasts 18 - 22 days.

FLIGHT TIMES

From late June to early August.

REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION

Found in Lochaber in the west, and in Badenoch and Strathspey towards the border with Perthshire.

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