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What’s not to love about a butterfly whose colour is described as chocolate … except that you can’t eat it.

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Its rich brown colour enables the Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus) to warm itself more quickly than light-coloured butterflies, which means it can be seen bobbing its way through the long grass even on overcast days.

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The Ringlet is named for the marks on its underwings, the circles of white, black and caramel, which can vary considerably in size and shape.

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