Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Insecta > Order: Lepidoptera > Family: Nymphalidae > Genus: Erebia > Species: Erebia medusa polaris

Arctic Woodland Ringlet - Erebia medusa polaris Staudinger, 1761

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Favourable
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 9 are designated for this species
Valid parent species Erebia medusa
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1932


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
FI1302001 Finland Kevo Map
FI1302003 Finland Paistunturin erämaa Map
FI1302004 Finland PULMANKIJÄRVI Map
FI1302011 Finland Välimaan kenttä Map
FI1302010 Finland Luomusjoen kuolpuna Map
FI1302012 Finland Pappilan niitty Map
FI1302013 Finland Mieraslompolon kenttä Map
FI1302009 Finland Kirkkotupien niitty Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Arctic Woodland Ringlet English Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Poolerebia Dutch Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Synonym Author
Erebia polaris Staudinger, 1761

Other resources

Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-10-07 Finland Habitat directive reporting (FI) 2007-2012 FI_species_reports.xml
2008-01-10 Finland Suomi virallinen Species questionnaire for Erebia medusa polaris
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