Almond-eyed Ringlet

Erebia alberganus (e-ruh-BEE-uh al-bur-GAY-nuss)

Almond-Eyed Ringlet, Parc du Mercantour, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 7th July 2014
Photo © David M
 

Checklist Number
59.0081

Family:NymphalidaeRafinesque, 1815
Subfamily:SatyrinaeBoisduval, 1833
Tribe:ErebiiniTutt, 1896
Genus:ErebiaDalman, 1816
Subgenus:  
Species:alberganus(Prunner, 1798)

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Introduction

A single specimen of this species was found in The King Collection at the University of Glasgow, among many specimens of Mountain Ringlet (King collected between 1880 and 1914). Half of the specimens were labelled, all coming from the mountains east of Bridge of Orchy, Argyllshire in Scotland.

Erebia alberganus

This species was first defined in Prunner (1798) as shown here (type locality: Piedmont, Italy).

Almond-eyed Ringlet male - Hautes-Alpes, France 8-July-2009 (17532)

Male
Photo © Roger Gibbons

Almond-eyed Ringlet (male on left) - Alpes Maritimes, France 26-June-2007

Male Underside
Photo © Roger Gibbons

Almond-eyed Ringlet female - Alpes Maritimes 4-July-2012 (30386)

Female
Photo © Roger Gibbons

Almond-Eyed Ringlet - imago - Saas-Almagell, Switzerland - 11-Jul-11-6

Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

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History

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

2. Adventive
 

This species is considered an adventive, which is a species which arrives in the British Isles with the direct assistance of an external vector, without which it would not be present. Adventives are species that one would not expect to find in this country, either through inadvertent migration or through any other natural means of dispersal, with the exception perhaps of the most extreme meteorological event or possibly the transportation of a stage in the life cycle in a highly unlikely but natural means (e.g. an ovum or larva being transported upon the foot, bill, or plumage of a migratory bird).

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Erebia alberganus

Almond-Eyed Ringlet - imago - Unknown location - Unknown date (2) [Guy Padfield]

Photo © Guy Padfield

Almond-Eyed Ringlet - imago - Unknown location - Unknown date (3) [Guy Padfield]

Photo © Guy Padfield

Almond-Eyed Ringlet - imago - Unknown location - Unknown date [Guy Padfield]

Photo © Guy Padfield

Almond-eyed Ringlet male - Hautes-Alpes, France 8-July-2009 (17532)

Photo © Roger Gibbons
08-Jul-2009

Almond-eyed Ringlet female - Alpes Maritimes 4-July-2012 (30386)

Photo © Roger Gibbons
04-Jul-2012

Almond-Eyed Ringlet - imago - Saas-Almagell, Switzerland - 11-Jul-11-6

Photo © Pete Eeles

Almond-Eyed Ringlet - imago - Saas-Almagell, Switzerland - 11-Jul-11-11

Photo © Pete Eeles

Almond-eyed Ringlet female - Hautes-Alpes, France 7 July-2008

Photo © Roger Gibbons
07-Jul-2008

Almond Eyed Ringlet underside, Parc du Mercantour, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 7th July 2014

Photo © David M

Almond-Eyed Ringlet, Parc du Mercantour, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 7th July 2014

Photo © David M

Almond-eyed Ringlet (male on left) - Alpes Maritimes, France 26-June-2007

Photo © Roger Gibbons
26-Jun-2007

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Ovum

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Erebia alberganus - Ovum (Col de Var, July 2012) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Larva

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Erebia alberganus - Larva, fully-grown (Ticino, Switzerland) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Pupa

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Erebia alberganus - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Aberrations

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Boisduval (1833) Boisduval, J.A. (1833) Icones historiques des Lépidoptères d'Europe nouveaux.
Dalman (1816) Dalman, J.W. (1816) Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps akademiens Handlingar.
Prunner (1798) de Prunner, L. (1798) Lepidoptera Pedemontana.
Rafinesque (1815) Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés.
Tutt (1896b) Tutt, J.W. (1896) The Classification of British Butterflies. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation.