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Close-up photo of live Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia) ventral view

Jones Canyon, Sherman Co, May 2


Coenonympha california

AKA Ochre Ringlet

AKA Coenonympha tullia

Size: Up to 1.5 inch wingspan

Key ID features:  Above plain creamy tan, sometimes peachy orange tan or whitish tan. Below dusky tan to yellowish tan, sometimes with light eye spots, and irregular light bands.

Similar species: No similar species in Oregon.

Host plant: Both native and non-native grasses and sedges.

Habitat: Grassy habitats of all types.   

Range: All of Oregon except portions of central and northern coast and coast range.

Season: Late March to late October

Abundance: Very common 


Conservation Status: Secure 

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