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Scotch Argus

Erebia aethiops


A bright brown and orange member of the ringlets group in the Satyridae, with characteristic eyespots on the upper and lower wings, and grey fringes.


Meadows with woodland. Found in hills of central and eastern France to Belgium and eastwards to Russia and the northern Balkans. Outlying populations in Scotland and northern England. Spotted here 1500 m above sea level.


Very abundant in alpine and subalpine areas at the moment.

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1 Comment

bayucca 8 years ago

Please, join the new mission of European butterflies and moths and post all your corresponding spottings. We need a lot of people which would join the group to make it global! Thanks and best regards from Switzerland!

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Champéry, Valais - Wallis, Switzerland

Spotted on Jul 16, 2011
Submitted on Jul 16, 2011

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