Erebia calcaria Lorkovic, 1949


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Host plants:
The caterpillar lives on various grasses such as Festuca or Sesleria.

Habitat:
Erebia calcaria inhabits mostly grassy, but rupicolous, rocky and often steep hillsides from 1400 to 2200m above sea level.

Life cycle:
The butterflies appear in July and August. The females often sit well camouflaged on rocks or stones. The caterpillar lives hibernating until June.

Remarks:
Erebia calcaria is endemic to the southeastern Alps and is found in Austria (Karawanken), north east Italy and northern Slovenia.



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