Red-disked Alpine,  Erebia discoidalis  <LEP174>


     Bearing the common alpine color scheme of deep brown and rusty-red, this species lacks the eyespots of most other alpines.  The rusty disk shows below, but the brown is clouded with frosty gray scaling, especially the outer portions of the wings.  An Asian and Alaskan species, it also flies across Canada and southward to the Great Lakes.  Here is is shown nectaring on a dandelion.