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Ringlet

Observed: 11th July 2009 By: Marita
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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IMG 3375
Description:

this individual was a bit faded but there were many other darker ringlets flying around

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus) interacts

Comments

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Ringlet

There are a lot of these flying in Yorkshire at the moment though ours have only emerged in the last 10 days or so and look fresher.

The commonest butterfly in Britain with a plain brown background and smaill rings on its wings. The rings on the underside of the wing are much clearer.

The only other species which has similar patterning is the mountain ringlet but that is a much darker, richer brown background. Also, as the name suggests it is found in mountainous areas, the Cairngorms and the Lake District.

Ringlets are moving north, they arrived in Yorkshire around 25 years ago - global warming?

Graham Banwell

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