Small photograph of a Ringlet
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Great Yeldham
22 June 2011
Small photograph of a Ringlet
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Great Yeldham
23 June 2011
Small photograph of a Ringlet
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Great Yeldham
30 June 2010
Small photograph of a Ringlet
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Great Yeldham
3 July 2010
Small photograph of a Ringlet
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Great Yeldham
3 July 2012
Small photograph of a Ringlet
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Great Yeldham
3 July 2012
Small photograph of a Ringlet
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Great Yeldham
12 July 2012
Small photograph of a Ringlet
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Great Yeldham
3 August 2012

The Ringlet, Aphantopus hyperantus

The Ringlet is one of our more common butterflies. It produces just one brood per year, the larval food plants being Cocksfoot and other grasses. The larvae grow from August, hibernate as larvae, then make the rest of their growth in the following spring. The adults are most common in July, around field margins and in meadows. The few remaining adults on the wing into August can be looking very worn.

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External links to Ringlet pages: British Butterflies by Steven Cheshire . UK Butterflies by Peter Eeles
Search menu at Cockayne database for forms and aberrations

Adults in flight: MOST SEEN on ANY ONE DAY in early, mid and late month thirds.
Ringlet sightings at Roseland House, Great Yeldham.
March April May June July August Sept
2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 15 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 36 46 14 2 3 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 92 49 9 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 55 80 45 8 1 0 0 0 0 0

Adults in flight: AVERAGE SIGHTINGS PER COUNTING DAY in early, mid and late month thirds.
Ringlet sightings at Roseland House, Great Yeldham.         All species
March April May June July August Sept
2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 6.1 8.4 3.8 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 12 23 7.7 1.3 0.4 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.8 69 27 3.7 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 24 74 22 3.7 0.3 0 0 0 0 0

Weather notes:
2011. July - early August very wet.
2012. April - mid July very wet. August to mid September dry.
2013. Winter wet, March and early April, very cold. The rest of the spring was mostly cold. July, mostly very warm. August, warm.
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