Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Taiga Alpine
Erebia mancinus Doubleday, [1849]

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Upperside is brown-black; forewing has 4 submarginal black spots surrounded by yellow-orange. Underside is gray-brown; forewing is reddish with 4-5 black submarginal spots; hindwing with conspicuous white spot beyond the end of the cell.
Wing Span: 1 5/8 - 1 3/4 inches (4.1 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Adults are active in the mornings and evenings, and commonly rest on trees.
Flight: One brood every other year from late May-early July in most of its range; every year in some locations.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably sedges or grasses.
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Black spruce-sphagnum bogs.
Range: Holarctic. Subarctic Alaska and Canada east and south across Canada to east-central Ontario and northern Minnesota. Isolated records from northern Quebec and Labrador.
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.
Comments: NULL
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