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Ringlet

Upperside

  • Almost uniformly dark brown (if you look closely you might notice a few black eyespots) both sexes have a distinctive creamy-white fringe

Underside

  • Distinctive set of eyespots each typically consisting of a cream spot with a black ring and a white centre
Size

Medium

Distribution

Found everywhere apart from northern Scotland

Habitat

Woodland rides and glades and damp grassland

 

Similar Species

Meadow Brown (male) has prominent black eyespot with single white pupil near tip of forewing


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