Butterflies: Common Ringlet

Photo of Common Ringlet

Common Ringlets (Coenonympha tullia) live in open, grassy habitats throughout New England, and are widespread in parts of Europe, Asia, and western and northern North America. Their wings vary in color, with the upper wings typically orange, the lower tan or cream. Each upper wing often, but not always, has a black eye-spot. Larvae feed on various species of grasses and rushes; adults nectar on flowers, including Giant Knotweed (Fallopia sachalinensis), shown above. To learn more about Common Ringlets visit the BugGuide.

Photo of Common Ringlet

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