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Ringlet full wings spread A view like this on a butterfly you usually only get from dead specimens. This Aphantopus hyperantus was in fact stuck, its back wing was pierced by a pointy leaf. Despite heavily flapping its wings it could not free itself, so I freed it. It flew away as if nothing happened. So long, and thanks for the pose. Aphantopus hyperantus,Heesch,Macro,Ringlet Click/tap to enlarge

Ringlet full wings spread

A view like this on a butterfly you usually only get from dead specimens. This Aphantopus hyperantus was in fact stuck, its back wing was pierced by a pointy leaf. Despite heavily flapping its wings it could not free itself, so I freed it. It flew away as if nothing happened. So long, and thanks for the pose.

    comments (4)

  1. This one is a ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus) - it only has eyespots, while the Speckled Wood also has stripes on the forewings.
    You have not uploaded one of the photos which gives a clear view of the underside.
    http://staging.jungledragon.com/jd3/image/196/dsc_0785.html
    Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks for the correction. I was assuming because I found them so close to Speckled Woods and them looking so alike that this must be a Wood as well. Posted 6 years ago
    2. Uploaded this one instead, which is much more clear:

      Ringlet sideview  Aphantopus hyperantus,Heesch,Macro,Ringlet
      Posted 6 years ago
      1. Indeed, this one is perfect! You should have started with it. Posted 6 years ago

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The Ringlet is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is only one of the numerous "ringlet" butterflies in the tribe Satyrini.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Aug 15, 2013. Captured Aug 3, 2013 17:11.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/8.0
  • 1/80s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm