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A richly coloured brown and orange member of the ringlets group in the Satyrinae, with characteristic black and white eyespots on the upper and lower wings. Can be distinguished from similar ringlets by the brightness of its orange markings and intensity of the eye spots.
Spotted here 1500 m above sea level in an alpine meadow 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.
The flowers is the Field Scabious, Knautia arvensis
Spotted on Jul 29, 2011
Submitted on Feb 19, 2012
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