Common Ringlet butterfly – 6/2/11

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/2/11

Observation Time: 1:30 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Road near soccer field parking lot

Common Name: Common Ringlet butterfly

Scientific Name: Coenonympha tullia

Comments:  Ringlets can be found in a variety of grassy habitats, including roadsides, woodland edges and clearings, prairies, bogs, and arctic and alpine taiga and tundra. It is a poor flyer, but can sometimes be found along ditches seeking new grounds. It is a holarctic species found in northern Europe and Asia and across North America.

More Information: Wikipedia

Common Ringlet Butterfly

Common Ringlet Butterfly