Attributes of Erebia discoidalis

Red-disked Alpine
Erebia discoidalis (W. Kirby, 1837)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Wings are brownish black and lack eyespots. Forewing has a large chestnut red patch both above and below. Underside of hindwing is mottled gray and brown.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 1 15/16 inches (3.8 - 4.9 cm).
Life History: Adults fly slowly near the ground. Males patrol for females with a weak flight. Fourth-stage caterpillars hibernate; probably biennial.
Flight: One brood from early May to mid-June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Bluegrasses (Poa species).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Large, open, grassy bogs; other areas with acidic soils.
Range: Holarctic. North America from Alaska south and east to southern Alberta, northern Montana, northern Wisconsin, northern Michigan, and southern Quebec.
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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alaska, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baraga County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Dickinson County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Iron County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Marquette County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Carlton County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cook County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Itasca County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Koochiching County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lake County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lake Of The Woods County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Roseau County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter St Louis County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Glacier County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bottineau County, North Dakota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Forest County, Wisconsin, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Iron County, Wisconsin, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Langlade County, Wisconsin, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lincoln County, Wisconsin, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Price County, Wisconsin, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States December 31, 2004 Details
May 26, 1999 legacy.reporter (JLH) Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 13, 1999 legacy.reporter (JLH) Southeast Fairbanks Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
May 15, 2008 Norbert Kondla Alberta, Canada February 08, 2011 Details
May 30, 1997 legacy.reporter (Herig, Terry) Dickinson County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 01, 1997 legacy.reporter (Perkins, Owen A.) Dickinson County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 13, 1998 legacy.reporter (Herig, E. Ted) Dickinson County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 08, 1999 legacy.reporter (Nielsen, Mogens C.) Dickinson County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 27, 2011 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States January 12, 2012 Details
May 24, 2009 tjantscher St Louis County, Minnesota, United States January 08, 2013 Details
June 02, 2013 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States June 03, 2013 Details
May 05, 2013 canoejeep Alberta, Canada June 27, 2013 Details