Attributes of Coenonympha tullia

Common Ringlet
Coenonympha tullia (Müller, 1764)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Extremely variable geographically, with at least 4 subspecies. Wings range from dark orange-brown to pale cream. Underside of forewing usually has a small eyespot near its tip. Underside of hindwing is gray-green with a wavy white median line.
Wing Span: 1 1/3 - 1 1/2 inches (3.4 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: To seek females, males patrol above the tops of grasses with a bouncy flight. First- and fourth-stage caterpillars hibernate in mats of dead grass.
Flight: One to two broods from March-October, depending on locality.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grasses and rushes.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Grassy, open areas in a wide variety of habitats, including fields, meadows, grasslands, and tundra.
Range: Holarctic. In North America from Alaska south through the western mountains to Baja California Norte, southeast Arizona, and central New Mexico; across southern Canada to Quebec and New England; south to Long Island. Isolated populations in Newfoundland and New Brunswick. The range is still expanding in the East.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 28, 2014 mmjdelgado Santa Barbara County, California, United States October 24, 2014 Details
October 13, 2014 John P Gorey Contra Costa County, California, United States October 14, 2014 Details
September 27, 2014 Yvonne.McDonald Josephine County, Oregon, United States October 04, 2014 Details
September 03, 2014 magnunc Piscataquis County, Maine, United States September 21, 2014 Details
September 07, 2014 mmwm Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States September 17, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States September 07, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 b.cn.u Ontario, Canada September 06, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 Ralph S. Carlson Washington County, Oregon, United States September 05, 2014 Details
August 27, 2014 cyric Hancock County, Maine, United States September 03, 2014 Details
August 23, 2014 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada September 02, 2014 Details
August 24, 2014 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada September 02, 2014 Details
August 26, 2014 Jarchibold Saratoga County, New York, United States August 28, 2014 Details
August 27, 2014 Jarchibold Saratoga County, New York, United States August 28, 2014 Details
August 18, 2014 John429 Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States August 19, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 Paul Tavares Ontario, Canada August 18, 2014 Details
August 04, 2014 marquy Wayne County, Michigan, United States August 18, 2014 Details
August 11, 2014 pagliarini1 Newport County, Rhode Island, United States August 17, 2014 Details
August 08, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 10, 2014 Details
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August 06, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 06, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 04, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 herobiscuit Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada August 04, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 MAKI Ventura County, California, United States August 03, 2014 Details
July 22, 2014 Mogalicous Thurston County, Washington, United States July 28, 2014 Details
August 30, 2013 Jake a Bob Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States July 22, 2014 Details
July 11, 2014 Wendelin Lamoille County, Vermont, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 07, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 07, 2014 Details
July 04, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 05, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 towlefarmguy Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States July 02, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 Janet Tubb Ontario, Canada June 30, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada June 29, 2014 Details
June 26, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada June 27, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 Daryl Hutton Ontario, Canada June 27, 2014 Details
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June 22, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada June 25, 2014 Details
June 24, 2014 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 25, 2014 Details
June 13, 2014 fluffberger Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States June 23, 2014 Details
June 20, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada June 22, 2014 Details
June 20, 2014 Bleem Orange County, California, United States June 22, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada June 20, 2014 Details
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June 15, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada June 18, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 digginflowers Jefferson County, New York, United States June 16, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States June 15, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 mrcnaturally Westchester County, New York, United States June 14, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 mrcnaturally Westchester County, New York, United States June 14, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 johngor Ontario, Canada June 12, 2014 Details
June 10, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada June 12, 2014 Details
June 11, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada June 11, 2014 Details