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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May 25, 2015 shsater Boundary County, Idaho, United States July 27, 2015 Details
June 08, 2015 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 22, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 sore1ste Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States July 13, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 Sue Orlowski Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States July 04, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada June 28, 2015 Details
June 25, 2015 sarabseth Monterey County, California, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 25, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada June 26, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 alchem30 Saskatchewan, Canada June 21, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 20, 2015 Details
June 17, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada June 17, 2015 Details
June 10, 2015 Mavpa Ontario County, New York, United States June 16, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 whhowe Ontario County, New York, United States June 15, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 Carole Hickey Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States June 15, 2015 Details
June 11, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada June 15, 2015 Details
May 29, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada May 30, 2015 Details
May 19, 2015 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States May 28, 2015 Details
May 27, 2015 esonger Monroe County, New York, United States May 28, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 Jarchibold Saratoga County, New York, United States May 27, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 randimal Kittitas County, Washington, United States May 20, 2015 Details
May 15, 2015 Sue Orlowski Yakima County, Washington, United States May 19, 2015 Details
May 10, 2015 kahunna Wheeler County, Oregon, United States May 12, 2015 Details
May 12, 2015 sseagrave Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States May 12, 2015 Details
May 02, 2015 benphalan Deschutes County, Oregon, United States May 10, 2015 Details
May 03, 2015 benphalan Deschutes County, Oregon, United States May 10, 2015 Details
April 14, 2015 rebeccafm Los Angeles County, California, United States April 19, 2015 Details
April 12, 2015 Agunning Klamath County, Oregon, United States April 13, 2015 Details
April 07, 2015 ajtaen Orange County, California, United States April 09, 2015 Details
April 06, 2015 ezeemonee Santa Barbara County, California, United States April 09, 2015 Details
March 24, 2015 ezeemonee Santa Barbara County, California, United States March 26, 2015 Details
March 21, 2015 MAKI Ventura County, California, United States March 21, 2015 Details
March 17, 2015 The_Battus_philenor Butte County, California, United States March 19, 2015 Details
April 30, 2014 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 26, 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
August 09, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 10, 2014 Details
August 06, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 06, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 04, 2014 Details