Erebia aethiops - Scotch Argus

Erebia-aethiops-scotch-argus | PTKbutterflies
Erebia-aethiops-scotch-argus | PTKbutterflies
Erebia-aethiops-scotch-argus | PTKbutterflies
Erebia-aethiops-scotch-argus | PTKbutterflies

Most of these butterfly photographs were taken in one of the small residual colonies in Northern England. The latest ones are from early August in the Alps.

 

Once again it has chequered fringes (most obvious on females), but is smaller than the previous two species. The forewing orange band is generally constricted in the middle.

 

Erebia-aethiops-scotch-argus | PTKbutterflies
Erebia-aethiops-scotch-argus | PTKbutterflies
Erebia-aethiops-scotch-argus | PTKbutterflies