Magdalena alpine

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Magdalena alpine
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Erebia
E. magdalena
Binomial name
Erebia magdalena

The Magdalena alpine (Erebia magdalena) is a member of the subfamily Satyrinae of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in North America from Montana, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico, and in Canada in a small part of the Willmore Wilderness Park, Alberta, and adjacent British Columbia, in Stone Mountain Provincial Park in northern British Columbia, and on an isolated nunatak in Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon. The habitat consists of rockslides near vegetation, at or above the treeline.

The wingspan is 41–45 mm. The wings are black above and below.[2] Adults are on the wing from late June and July.[3]

The larvae probably feed on grasses, sedges or rushes.


  • E. m. magdalena
  • E. m. hilchie Kemal & Koçak, 2007 (northern Rocky Mountains, west-central Alberta and east-central British Columbia)

Similar species[edit]


  1. ^ "Erebia Dalman, 1816" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ BAMONA
  3. ^ Magdalena Alpine (Erebia magdalena), Butterflies of Canada