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Thursday, 19 June 2014

1629 Ringlet - Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlet - Aphantopus hyperantus

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Ringlet  Aphantopus hyperantus Family Nymphalidae

A common butterfly  unmistakable when seen at rest - the rings on the hindwings giving this butterfly its common name. The uppersides are a uniform chocolate brown that distinguish this butterfly from the closely-related Meadow Brown. Despite this uniformity, a newly-emerged adult is a surprisingly beautiful insect, the velvety wings providing a striking contrast with the delicate white fringes found on the wing edges. The dark colouring also allows this butterfly to quickly warm up - this butterfly being one of the few that flies on overcast days.

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