Latin: Aphantopus hyperantus

Irish: Fáinneog

The Ringlet is another very common butterfly of the area with large numbers seen during the short flight period from late June through July.

This single-brooded resident, frequents grasslands in and around hedgerows and woodland glades and particularly likes slightly damp locations.

The eggs take about two weeks to hatch and the caterpillar feeds on a number of grass species including annual meadow-grass. This stage lasts for about ten months and includes hibernation during the winter. The chrysalis is formed in June and hatches approximately two weeks later.

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