common ringlet

(Coenonympha tullia)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

common ringlet

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

S4S5 - Apparently Secure to Secure

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

Two broods: The first late May to June, the second in August.

Habitat

Grassy fields, meadows

Size

 


Identification

 

 
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Larval Food

Grasses and rushes

 
Adult Food

Flower nectar

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 20, 21, 29, 71.

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Taxonomy

Order:

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

 

Suborder:

Glossata

 

Infraorder:

Neolepidoptera

 

Parvorder:

Heteroneura

 

No Rank:

Ditrysia

 

No Rank:

Obtectomera

 

Superfamily:

Papilionoidea (butterflies [excluding skippers])

 

Family:

Nymphalidae (brush-foots)

 

Subfamily:

Satyriinae (satyrs and wood-nymphs)

 

Tribe:

Satyrini

 

Subtribe:

Coenonymphina

 
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Names

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Published on Aug 7, 2012

Large Heath - Coenonympha tullia

The eye spots on the underside of this species vary considerably - those in the north have almost no spots at all with adults looking like a sizeable Small Heath, while those in the south have very distinctive spots. This "cline" has given rise to 3 named subspecies although most taxonomists believe this separation to be somewhat artificial and a mere convenience for describing particular populations. The reason for this variation is believed to be natural selection based on predation by birds. The cooler climate in the north, along with fewer hours of daylight, results in less-active adults whose plain undersides make them difficult to find while at rest. Adults further south, on the other hand, are much more active and are more-likely to attract the attention of birds as a result. In this case, the distinct eye spots deflect the bird's attention away from the body. http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/specie...

Coenonympha - is a butterfly genus. It belongs to the Coenonymphina, a subtribe of the "browns" (Satyrinae). The latter are a subfamily of the brush-footed butterflies - Nymphalidae. As a rule, Palearctic species are colloquially called "heaths", while Nearcticnes are called "ringlets". Neither term is limited to members of this genus, however. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coenonympha

There are three broods per season. http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/lepidopt/satyrid/Coenonympha%20tullia.htm

Fiðrildi komu fram á sjónarsviðið fyrir meira en 150 milljónum ára. Þau tilheyra fjölskrúðugum ættbálki sem á latínu heitir Lepidoptera og útleggst á íslensku hreisturvængjur. Nafngiftin á rætur í því, að fiðrildin eru með tvö vængjapör, sem eru þakin hreistri með litkornum í og sem oft mynda skrautlegt mynstur. Vænghafið getur verið á bilinu 0,3-30,5 cm. Munnlimirnir eru oftast ummyndaðir í langan sograna. Á sumum fiðrildum eru raspar á sogrananum, til að stinga gat á aldinhýði. Lyktarskynið er háþróað. Ættbálknum er gjarnan skipt í tvær megindeildir, lágvængjur og hávængjur. Sú flokkun er þó ekki byggð á skyldleikatengslum, heldur útliti. Hávængjur eru með breiða vængi, sem þær leggja saman upp frá bolnum í hvíldarstellingu, og eru ljóselskar. Lágvængjur eru með vængina flata yfir bolnum í hvíldarstöðu og eru flestar náttförular og því litdaufar. Annað sem greinir á milli þessara deilda er, að á hávængjum eru fálmararnir kylfulaga en á lágvængjum ekki. Þess má geta, að allar íslensku fiðrildategundirnar eru af flokki lágvængja. Einnig hafa lágvængjur verið kallaðar náttfiðrildi og hávængjur dagfiðrildi, og þá litið til þess, hvenær dýrin eru helst á ferli. Sú aðgreining er ekki tæmandi, því sum "náttfiðrildi" eru á ferli á daginn og svo öfugt. Aðallega eru þessar skiptingar til hægðarauka. Hávængjurnar komu til sögunnar nokkru á eftir lágvængjunum, eða fyrir 70-100 milljónum ára. Sjá meira: http://www.mbl.is/greinasafn/grein/569352/

 
     
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[RO]

Coenonympha tullia

Dar nu numai ziua, ci si noaptea puteti descoperi prin gradina, fluturi interesanti. Odata cu venirea serii, gradinarii pot observa micutii fluturi care
seamana cu pasarea colibri si care plutesc, batând repede din aripi, în jurul petuniilor sau a reginei noptii, pentru a culege nectarul cu trompa lor lunga.
Este vorba de fluturele Agrinus convolvuli, originar din sudul Europei si care poate fi vazut acum si în regiunile mai nordice ale continentului. Culoarea lui de bazo
este gri, având pe ambele parti dungi colorate în negru, roz si alb. În general fluturii de noapte prefera florile care miros seara precum: caprifoiul ( Lonicera ),
regina noptii ( Nicotiana )sau lumânarelele de noapte ( Oenothera ). Aceste plante au nevoie de acesti fluturi de noapte pentru polenizare si de aceea îi atrage prin
parfumul pe care-l emana numai seara si noaptea.

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Coenonympha tullia

But not only the day but at night you can find in the garden, butterflies interesting. With the coming of night, little butterfly gardeners can see that Wilco and resemble floating, beating its wings rapidly around the petunias or Queen of the Night, to collect nectar with their long proboscis. It is Agrinus convolvuli butterfly, a native of southern Europe and can be seen now and in the northern regions of the continent. The color of the basal is gray, with both sides colored stripes in black, pink and white. In general, butterflies prefer flowers that smell evening night such as honeysuckle (Lonicera), Queen of the Night (Nicotiana) or lumânarelele night (Oenothera). These plants need this moth for pollination and therefore attracts the perfume only at night and releases it at night.

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