Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Ringlet

I watched two Ringlets in the wildlife garden with their characteristic bobbing, low flight amongst the grasses. They looked like they would never settle, but this one did, and it posed beautifully for me for quite a while, allowing close approximation. It's lighter underside colour indicates is likely to be a female. Ringlets live in woodland glades and meadows with long, coarse grasses, their larval food plant. Adults are quite short lived, and their flight season is mainly July.

2 comments:

Candice said...

Fantastic photos and great info.

Africa Gómez said...

Thank you Candice, much appreciated.