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Rock Ringlet (Hypocysta euphemia)

Rock Ringlet
Underside. (Blue Mountains NP, NSW, 23 / 12 / 2007)

Appearance: Base colour orange with several eyespots and large black subterminal spot on the fore wing. Similar to other species in the genus Hypocysta.
Wingspan: 3.5 cm
Season: Spring until autumn.
Range: Along the east coast of Australia from south-eastern QLD across NSW to the eastern part of VIC.
Habitat: Rocky areas along the east coast and the Great Dividing Range.


The Rock Ringlet is a typical species of rocky areas along the east coast of NSW, including the Blue Mountains and the sandstone regions around Sydney. It is easily distinguished from other species of Ringlet through the large, black, subterminal spot on both the upperside and underside of the fore wing (partly obscured in Fig. 1).

Additional Photos

Rock Ringlet
The underside is similar to that of other species of Hypocysta. (Blue Mountains NP, NSW, 19 / 02 / 2011)