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Common Ringlet - Coenonympha tullia

Common Ringlet - Coenonympha tullia
Neebish Island, Chippewa County, Michigan, USA
June 24, 2005
The closest thing I can find in my Peterson Butterfly Guide (1) is the Common Ringlet (2). It's missing the ring, but apparently there's a lot of variability in the species.

This specimen perched briefly on a rock in a marshy area near open water.

Robin McLeod has an image showing no ring and notes that 40% are missing the ring:


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Moved from Common Ringlet.

Common Ringlet
You're right with the ID. They do a lot of variability in markings and how dark they can get.

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