Scotch Argus
The Scotch Argus (Erebia aethiops) is a Palaearctic butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. In Britain it occurs in certain coastal areas of eastern Scotland such as Fowlsheugh.

In Europe and Russia it is a forest edge butterfly found up to 2,400m m. and flying June to August. The hibernating larva is reported to feed on Agrostis, Dactylis, Poa and other grasses.


The Europe subspecies is the nominate aethiops. The Caucasus subspecies is melusina Herrich-Schaffer, [1847].

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