Attributes of Erebia epipsodea

Common Alpine
Erebia epipsodea Butler, 1868

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Wings are dark brown. Upperside of both wings with white-centered submarginal eyespots in a yellow-orange patch. Underside of forewing is similar to the upperside; hindwing is gray with submarginal black eyespots.
Wing Span: 1 5/8 - 2 inches (4.2 - 5.1 cm).
Life History: Males patrol all day to watch for females. Eggs are laid on living and dead grasses. Third- and fourth-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood from mid-June to early August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably grasses.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Moist open grassy fields, meadows, high prairies, open forests.
Range: Alaska south through the Rocky Mountains to northern New Mexico; west across the prairie provinces to southwest Manitoba.
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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July 05, 2013 richtrebbien Valley County, Idaho, United States February 09, 2014 Details
July 06, 2011 ddodd Johnson County, Wyoming, United States January 28, 2014 Details
July 02, 2013 sagebird52 Albany County, Wyoming, United States July 11, 2013 Details
June 12, 2013 judy@eberimage.ca Saskatchewan, Canada July 04, 2013 Details
June 12, 2012 Delenn Boundary County, Idaho, United States June 16, 2012 Details
June 30, 2011 Larry S Price Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States June 12, 2012 Details
June 08, 2012 04butterfly Alberta, Canada June 12, 2012 Details
May 21, 2012 AJBrumble Valley County, Idaho, United States May 25, 2012 Details
July 12, 2009 hjbarkey9 Park County, Colorado, United States May 15, 2012 Details
July 19, 2011 Nancy Lea Sandy Natrona County, Wyoming, United States March 26, 2012 Details
June 05, 2010 plex1ppus Spokane County, Washington, United States August 31, 2011 Details
June 24, 2007 dendroica5 Gunnison County, Colorado, United States August 09, 2011 Details
June 29, 2010 J_Martineau Fremont County, Wyoming, United States January 25, 2011 Details
July 18, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Fremont County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 16, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Madison County, Montana, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 16, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Madison County, Montana, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 26, 1992 legacy.reporter (K. Bagdonas) Washakie County, Wyoming, United States March 09, 2010 Details
June 13, 1995 legacy.reporter (F/P) Southeast Fairbanks Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 18, 2004 legacy.reporter (KWP) Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
May 16, 2005 legacy.reporter (KWP) Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 05, 2005 legacy.reporter (KWP) Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
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