Aphantopus hyperantus (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Nymphalidae)

Colour Variants


Forewing Length: 20-24mm;
Wingspan: 38-48mm;
Proboscis Length: 8mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
July - August August - June May - July June - August
(Earliest: 2.6)


Wet Meadows

Hedge Rows

Many Poaceae

Carex panicea

Many Asteraceae Nectar

Several Rosaceae Nectar

Galium saxatile Nectar

Galeopsis tetrahit Nectar

Hypericum maculatum Nectar?

Angelica sylvestris Nectar

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar

Valeriana officinalis Nectar

Succisa pratensis Nectar

Epilobium angustifolium Nectar

Trifolium repens Nectar

Ranunculus acris Nectar

Erica tetralix Nectar
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Aphantopus hyperantus
UK Butterflies Ringlet
Nature Spot: Ringlet - Aphantopus hyperantus
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Aphantopus hyperantus
Lepiforum: Aphantopus hyperantus

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