The Ringlet is a very common high summer butterflies which is resident throughout most (but not all) of Britain.  In some areas it is very widespread, where it can easily be found in a variety of grassland habitats from flower meadows to roadside verges.  It can also be found in urban gardens, it can be found nectaring on a wide  variety of plants.  It is a medium sized butterfly with a wingspan of about 47mm, the males emerge about a week before the females.

Like many butterflies, it looks at it's best when freshly emerged when the rings are better coloured before they  fade in the summer sun.  These rings aid identification, later in the season the rings can fade and the overall colour can become become more of a golden brown in strong light and it takes on a similar appearance to other brown butterflies.