Attributes of Erebia callias

Colorado Alpine
Erebia callias W.H. Edwards, 1871

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Upperside is dull gray-brown with a slight luster. Forewing above and below has 2 eyespots near the tip, usually in a red patch. Underside of hindwing is silver-gray with tiny dark markings.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 1/2 inches (3.5 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: Males patrol over grassy areas to find females. Eggs are deposited singly on dead leaf blades near grasses and sedges.
Flight: One brood from mid-July to mid-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably grasses or sedges.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Alpine grassy meadows.
Range: Alpine Wyoming and Colorado.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 22, 2011 J_Martineau Park County, Wyoming, United States November 27, 2011 Details
July 24, 1987 legacy.reporter (K. Bagdonas) Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States March 09, 2010 Details
July 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (George Bumann) Park County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jackson County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Larimer County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grand County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Boulder County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gilpin County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eagle County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pitkin County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lake County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Park County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chaffee County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gunnison County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Saguache County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mineral County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hinsdale County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Juan County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ouray County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Summit County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Stillwater County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Carbon County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Summit County, Utah, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Daggett County, Utah, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Duchesne County, Utah, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Uintah County, Utah, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yellowstone National Park County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Park County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sublette County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fremont County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2004 Details