Monday, June 20, 2011

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet - Coenonympha tullia
A new butterfly for me.  The caterpillars feed on grasses.  It's a Holarctic butterfly, which means it's native to both North America and Eurasia.  Historically it has been found in more northern climates or in  higher altitudes,  but it's range has been expanding southward, possibly taking advantage of introduced lawn grasses.