Habitat and Ecology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Erebia calcaria
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Lorkovic’s brassy ringlet (Erebia calcaria) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in the Alps. The species inhabits southern exposed slopes with alpine grassland interspersed with rocks. Screes without vegetation or only a few grass tussocks cannot serve as habitat.
The species is only active when the sun is shining. They fly close to the ground, visiting flowers from time to time and spend much of their time on rocks, resting. The female deposits her eggs on dry grass stalks, just above the ground. The caterpillars feed on Nardus stricta and on various Festuca and Sesleria species.
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