Erebia tyndarus can easily be confounded with two other species: Erebia cassioides and Erebia nivalis. The following list of differences may be helpful though not always conclusive:
|Erebia cassioides||Erebia nivalis||Erebia tyndarus|
|Shape of the wings:||Apex pointed||Apex round||Apex pointed|
|Reddish-brown pattern:||small sized||two of the spots extend to the central cell||spots are parallel and are connected|
|Eye-spots:||usually large, coherent, cores always white||small, incoherent, cores always white||usually small, cores not always white, sometimes missing|
|Color of male:||grey||grey to greyish-blue||grey to dark grey|
|Color of female:||grey to yellowish-grey||brownish grey, veins yellowish-grey||grey to brownish-grey, veins varying|
Source: Tagfalter und ihre Lebensräume by Schweizerischer Bund für Naturschutz.
On brood from July to August.
Larval host plants:
Festuca ovina, Nardus stricta.
Red List Germany: ?
1998 - 2005 by Mario Maier
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