Irish moths and butterflies

Family: Nymphalidae       Sub-family: Satyrinae

1629     *     Ringlet     *     Aphantopus hyperantus

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 48-52mm

Flight time: Mid June-mid August, single brood
Habitat: Damp woods and meadows, hedgerows, river banks

Larval food plants: Coarse grasses, Cock's-foot, Tufted Hair-grass, False Brome, Tor-grass

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork

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