White-veined Arctic (LEP169)


     Arctics are a group of satyrs prevalent in the Far North and in high mountains.  They blend well with their backgrounds of rock, lichen and grass.  The species here lives in Labrador and Greenland.  Its forewing is olive-tan, the tip frosty gray like the hindwing with brown speckles.  A darker brown band crosses the hindwing, and the veins stand out crisply white.  The upper side of females is dull gray-brown, lighter tan on the outer hindwing.