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Ringlet butterfly, Go Be Wild, Barbara Copperthwaite
Ringlet butterfly, Go Be Wild, Barbara Copperthwaite

Ringlet butterfly

 

Fluttering low among long grasses you may spot what looks like a black butterfly. Look a little closer and you'll see it is in fact the deepest, richest brown, with a smart white trim, and small, fairly subtle eye spots on each wing. This is the Ringlet, a butterfly which loves raspeberries and blackberries and their flowers. It loves damp, lush meadows.

 

WILD CARD: Ringlets lay their eggs while in flight, dropping them from the air.