Seq # 470290010

Erebia ligea (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: April 14, 2021, 11:26 a.m.

Used to be known from two southern provinces, currently only present in a few localities in LG. Critically endangered!


Family: Nymphalidae > Subfamily: Satyrinae > Tribus: Erebiini > Genus: Erebia > Species: Erebia ligea
Vernacular names
Boserebia (NL), Arran Brown (EN), Moiré blanc-fascié (FR), Weißbindiger Mohrenfalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Quaedvlieg L. 1872. Communication à l'Assemblée générale du 14 octobre 1871. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 15: i–xi. On page vii.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from early July till early August. They occur only in uneven years.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Milium effusum

The larva lives on different species of Poaceae, like Calamagrostis arundinacea, Deschampsia cespitosa, and Molinia caerulea. The species hibernates in the egg stage, and a second time as L4 larva.

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