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Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch

Ringlet - Aphantopus hyperantus

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1629
Agassiz No.: 59.009

When newly emerged, the Ringlet has a velvety appearance and is almost black, with a white fringe to the wings. The small circles on the underwings, which give the butterfly its name, vary in number and size and may be enlarged and elongated or reduced to small white spots; occasionally they lack the black ring. Bramble and Wild Privet flowers are favourite nectar sources, and adults continue to fly with a characteristic bobbing flight in dull, cloudy conditions when most other butterflies are inactive.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

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References

More detailed information on this species can be found on the UK Butterflies website.


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