This is one of two Erebia species occuring in Bulgaria that has chequered fringes to the wings, the other being the Arran Brown (Erebia ligea). Some specimens can be mistaken for the usually larger Arran Brown as some Large Ringlets have white areas on the underside of the hindwing, especially in the females.
Sheltered grassy places especially near coniferous woodland. However some specimens may stray well above the tree line.
Locally common in the mountains above 1000m
Recorded in 18 (0.9%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.
Last recorded in August 2017
Recorded date range (Adult): 30 June to 01 August