Common Alpine (Erebia epipsodea)
These dark brown beauties are common in mountainous areas covered in grasses. Their dark color helps absorb heat as they bask in the sun. The males spend most of their day patrolling for females and mud puddling. The Common Alpine butterfly mostly stays at higher altitudes but occasionally makes its way to the foothills. Their weak flight patterns make them interesting to watch as they bounce through grassy patches.