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Ringlet

(Aphantopus hyperantus)

 

Male 12/06/07 Rhône (69)

11/06/03 Rhône (69)

12/06/07 Rhône (69)

22/06/08 Rhône (69)

Female 09/07/06 Rhône (69)

 

Although I've picked up this species at a number of local sites it seems to fly only in the cooler places (clearings over 500m or in valley bottoms at lower altitudes) and it's not a butterfly that I automatically expect to find when I go out walking during its flight period. It stays close to bramble bushes and can be dismissed as a Meadow Brown in flight although the colouration is somewhat darker. The flight period lasts little more than a month.

 

 

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