Mountain Ringlet Butterfly Erebia epiphron

Mountain Ringlet Butterfly
Mountain Ringlet Butterfly
The Mountain Ringlet, also called the Small Mountain Ringlet, is native to mountain areas mainly in Europe and in isolated populations. In the UK there are populations in Scotland and the Lake District of England only, each being a separate subspecies. The photos shown, from Alexandra Makhnina, are not of the UK subspecies nor European but the Central Asian subspecies native to the Tien Shan mountains of Kazakhstan.