|From the Langham collection at the Ulster Museum|
The Lapland ringlet (Erebia embla) is a member of the Satyrinae subfamily of the Nymphalidae family. It is restricted to sunny patches in very damp spruce and pine forests and forested unmanaged peatlands (and sometimes moors). The larva feeds on various grasses and related plants (such as Carex) and winters twice. A dry period in the habitat will result in the decline of the species.
There are three subspecies:
- E. e. embla Becklin, 1791 – Fennoscandia to East Siberia
- E. e. dissimulata Warren, 1931 – Altai and Sayan Mountains
- E. e. succulenta Alphéraky, 1897 – Russian Far East
- "Erebia Dalman, 1816" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
- Tuzov et al. 1997 Guide to the Butterflies of Russia and Adjacent Territories. Pensoft, Sofia Moscow.
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