Aphantopus hyperantus

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Fáinneog [IRL]

Le Tristan [F]

Brauner Waldvogel [D]

Distribution Map (dark areas indicate presence) and Flight Times of this species - \nNB See General Information page for accuracy information

Grasslands, damp meadows, hedgerows.



48-52mm (1.89 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

The Ringlet shares some habitats with the Meadow Brown, though with a shorter flying season.
It is very dark brown in colour with small eyespots on the forewing and hindwing, more pronounced on the paler underside.
This species is common throughout Ireland.