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.