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black mountain ringlet

Percnodaimon merula (previously Erebia pluto), a dark mountain butterfly of the Southern Alps. This butterfly was sunning itself on the gravel of the Broken River Skifield Road in the Craigieburn Forest Park.

 

(060203#022 cropped)

 

Observation entered on the New Zealand Biodiversity Recording Network (NZBRN) website.

 

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Taken on February 3, 2006