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Common Ringlet - Coenonympha tullia
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Common Ringlet - White Point, NS - 2009-08-15
Photo © Jim Edsall
Status in Nova Scotia
Common throughout in suitable habitat.

Flight Period
First brood: mid-May to early July; second brood early August to late September.

Habitat
Grassy meadows.

Larval Foodplants
Varous grasses including Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
This species is present in many subspecies throughout North America, and the nominate subspecies also occurs in Eurasia. It is known as the Large Heath in Britain. We first found it in September 1992 at Brier Island, possibly as wind-blown strays from New Brunswick.

Common Ringlet - Pockwock Road, NS, 2011-07-02
Common Ringlet - Pockwock Road, NS - 2011-07-02
2011-07-02
Photo © Phil Schappert
Common Ringlet - Apple River, NS, 2012-06-18
Common Ringlet - Apple River, NS - 2012-06-18
2012-06-18
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Common Ringlet - Apple River, NS, 2012-06-30
Common Ringlet - Apple River, NS - 2012-06-30
2012-06-30
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Common Ringlet - Brier Island, 2015-06-26
Common Ringlet - Brier Island - 2015-06-26
2015-06-26
Photo © Peter Payzant
Common Ringlet - Brier Island, 2015-06-26
Common Ringlet - Brier Island - 2015-06-26
2015-06-26
Photo © Peter Payzant
Common Ringlet - Brier Island, 2015-06-27
Common Ringlet - Brier Island - 2015-06-27
2015-06-27
Photo © Peter Payzant