Erebia gorge - Silky Ringlet

Erebia-gorge-silky-ringlet-butterfly | PTKbutterflies
Erebia-gorge-silky-ringlet-butterfly | PTKbutterflies
Erebia-gorge-silky-ringlet-butterfly | PTKbutterflies

I waited to see this species for a long time, only succeeding when I could get a cable car to the elevation of 3000m at Bormio in Italy. 

These butterfly photographs all depict the subspecies/form triopes with the three forewing eyespots. 

I will have to see the more typical forms in the future