Stygian ringlet - Erebia styx


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: July-September

Size: mm

Altitude: 600-2200m

The projection just above my finger separates this species from the similar Erebia stirius. This specimen died after being rescued from a web by my children. The more lively specimen were from the head of the Soce river near Trenta in Slovenia. It is subspecies trentae.  

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