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:

Images of Coenonympha tullia

Click on an image to view full size and to see additional details.






Coenonympha tullia - Coenonympha-tullia-AWT-1.jpg

Coenonympha tullia - Coenonympha-tullia-AWT-1.jpg
Coenonympha tullia - bobsaundersringletcropped.jpg

Coenonympha tullia - bobsaundersringletcropped.jpg
Coenonympha tullia - CommonRingletButterfly-06-19-01cr.jpg

Coenonympha tullia - CommonRingletButterfly-06-19-01cr.jpg
Coenonympha tullia - CommonRingletButterfly-06-19-02cr.jpg

Coenonympha tullia - CommonRingletButterfly-06-19-02cr.jpg
Coenonympha tullia - Coenonympha_tulliaSanders.jpg

Coenonympha tullia - Coenonympha_tulliaSanders.jpg
Coenonympha tullia - coenonympha_tullia_eryngii_caterpillar5_raisingbutterflies.jpg

Coenonympha tullia - coenonympha_tullia_eryngii_caterpillar5_raisingbutterflies.jpg




The map below displays all BAMONA data for this species and has three different data layers:
1. All records (yellow dots)   2. Recently verified records (orange dots)*   3. US county records (purple)

There are also three base layers: 1. Satellite    2. Normal   3. Hybrid

How to use the map:
Click on the map and move your mouse to pan.
Zoom by using the plus [+] and minus [-] on the left side of the map.
To change which map layers are displayed, click on the plus sign [+] on the right side of the map and turn on/off the data layers and base layers.

*The orange dots on the map provide access to information about the 400 most recently verified sightings of this species. Sometimes, there are several records at the same location. Use the table view to access these records.

By default, the fifty most recently verified sightings are below. Sort by Observation Date to see the most recent sightings, or filter the sightings by region to get a regional list.

See more recently verified sightings of all species.

You don't have Javascript enabled. Hover for more information! But don't worry: you can still use this web site! You have two options:
  • enable Javascript in your browser and then refresh this page, for a much enhanced experience.
  • click the Update button every time you want to update the selection.
Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
June 25, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 22, 2014 Details
June 15, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 19, 2014 Details
September 09, 2013 gordon warrick Grant County, Washington, United States March 08, 2014 Details
March 06, 2014 Robert Gorman Orange County, California, United States March 07, 2014 Details
June 19, 2013 jazzyconcetta Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States February 12, 2014 Details
September 24, 2011 Twitcherette Benton County, Oregon, United States December 29, 2013 Details
May 25, 2013 Robert Gorman Riverside County, California, United States November 15, 2013 Details
June 25, 2011 sandyleapt Wasco County, Oregon, United States November 04, 2013 Details
June 25, 2011 sandyleapt Wasco County, Oregon, United States November 04, 2013 Details
June 12, 2012 Robert Gorman Orange County, California, United States October 27, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 cowbug3 Humboldt County, California, United States September 24, 2013 Details
September 20, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada September 21, 2013 Details
June 20, 2013 skywatcher British Columbia, Canada September 16, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 Suecap Washington County, Maine, United States September 11, 2013 Details
September 09, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada September 10, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 randimal Thurston County, Washington, United States September 05, 2013 Details
August 26, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada August 30, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 Josiah Gilbert Monterey County, California, United States August 27, 2013 Details
August 23, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 25, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 25, 2013 Details
July 31, 2013 Sean Werle Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States August 23, 2013 Details
June 21, 2011 a-o Essex County, Massachusetts, United States August 23, 2013 Details
August 16, 2013 JohnF Penobscot County, Maine, United States August 21, 2013 Details
August 19, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada August 21, 2013 Details
August 15, 2013 a-o Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States August 19, 2013 Details
August 15, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 15, 2013 Details
June 23, 2013 M Kuhlman Missoula County, Montana, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 14, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 11, 2013 Details
June 04, 2013 Adirondackphotography Rensselaer County, New York, United States August 09, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 randimal King County, Washington, United States August 05, 2013 Details
April 27, 2013 Mazer Marin County, California, United States August 04, 2013 Details
July 03, 2011 randimal Okanogan County, Washington, United States August 02, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 23, 2013 Details
July 12, 2013 kickingbird3 Napa County, California, United States July 15, 2013 Details
June 12, 2013 cyric Washington County, Rhode Island, United States July 12, 2013 Details
June 22, 2013 paramaniac Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States July 11, 2013 Details
July 06, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada July 09, 2013 Details
August 13, 2011 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 06, 2013 Details
June 12, 2011 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 06, 2013 Details
June 14, 2011 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 06, 2013 Details
May 23, 2012 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 04, 2013 Details
May 30, 2012 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 04, 2013 Details
June 06, 2013 Sean Werle Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States July 03, 2013 Details
June 05, 2012 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 03, 2013 Details
June 05, 2012 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 03, 2013 Details
June 07, 2012 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 03, 2013 Details
June 14, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 02, 2013 Details
September 03, 2012 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 02, 2013 Details
August 15, 2012 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 02, 2013 Details