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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October 11, 2016 NJc Maine, United States October 30, 2016 Details
October 18, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States October 20, 2016 Details
October 09, 2016 Stylurus Jackson County, Michigan, United States October 09, 2016 Details
September 16, 2016 Thomas Road Kittitas County, Washington, United States September 27, 2016 Details
June 25, 1964 Todd Stefanic Butte County, Idaho, United States September 20, 2016 Details
August 24, 2016 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States September 14, 2016 Details
July 14, 2016 Okole1808 Eagle County, Colorado, United States September 10, 2016 Details
September 07, 2016 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States September 10, 2016 Details
June 14, 2016 johngor Ontario, Canada September 09, 2016 Details
August 30, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States September 06, 2016 Details
August 23, 2016 shastamax Siskiyou County, California, United States September 05, 2016 Details
May 07, 2016 techs Crook County, Oregon, United States September 03, 2016 Details
August 27, 2016 Sue Orlowski Whitman County, Washington, United States September 01, 2016 Details
August 03, 2016 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States August 18, 2016 Details
August 09, 2016 yardbird Calaveras County, California, United States August 17, 2016 Details
July 28, 2016 kmelville New Brunswick, Canada August 14, 2016 Details
July 29, 2016 kmelville New Brunswick, Canada August 14, 2016 Details
July 28, 2016 kmelville New Brunswick, Canada August 14, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States August 14, 2016 Details
June 23, 2016 Paul Tavares Nova Scotia, Canada July 31, 2016 Details
July 06, 2016 ncrosbyrd Los Angeles County, California, United States July 30, 2016 Details
July 28, 2016 davidboon Macomb County, Michigan, United States July 29, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 pporonto Macomb County, Michigan, United States July 27, 2016 Details
September 07, 2014 DCLinck Cattaraugus County, New York, United States July 26, 2016 Details
June 12, 2016 ncrosbyrd Tulare County, California, United States July 21, 2016 Details
July 14, 2016 ezeemonee Santa Barbara County, California, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 09, 2016 dharlette Contra Costa County, California, United States July 12, 2016 Details
June 29, 2016 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 10, 2016 Details
July 05, 2016 ezeemonee Ventura County, California, United States July 06, 2016 Details
June 23, 2016 jvkopple2 Antrim County, Michigan, United States July 06, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 04, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 Chris Blomme Ontario, Canada July 04, 2016 Details
June 23, 2016 Chris Blomme Ontario, Canada June 30, 2016 Details
June 20, 2016 jvkopple2 Kalkaska County, Michigan, United States June 21, 2016 Details
June 16, 2016 mborn12 Cumberland County, Maine, United States June 19, 2016 Details
June 06, 2016 pashmorgan Albany County, New York, United States June 19, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 philohela Pershing County, Nevada, United States June 17, 2016 Details
June 06, 2016 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States June 07, 2016 Details
June 04, 2016 Paul Tavares Ontario, Canada June 05, 2016 Details
May 29, 2016 Dogsledding101 Ontario, Canada June 03, 2016 Details
May 30, 2016 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States May 31, 2016 Details
May 20, 2016 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States May 24, 2016 Details
April 26, 2016 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States May 14, 2016 Details
May 12, 2016 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada May 13, 2016 Details
May 03, 2016 PDunwiddie Thurston County, Washington, United States May 10, 2016 Details
April 22, 2016 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States April 30, 2016 Details
April 23, 2016 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States April 30, 2016 Details
August 30, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 28, 2016 Details
July 10, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States April 03, 2016 Details
April 01, 2016 Mike Witkowski Sonoma County, California, United States April 03, 2016 Details