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Hayden's Ringlet - Coenonympha haydenii


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S4

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General Description
[From Ferris and Brown 1981; Scott 1986; Opler and Wright 1999; Glassberg 2001] Forewing 1.9-2.1 cm. Pale brown (females) to dark brown (males) and immaculate on the upper surface; underside of hindwings with 6-7 small submarginal small eyespots ringed with orange.

Phenology
One flight; late June to early August (Ferris and Brown 1981; Scott 1986); late June to mid-August (Opler and Wright 1999; Glassberg 2001).

Diagnostic Characteristics
The underside of hindwings with 6-7 small submarginal small eyespots ringed with orange is distinctive.

Species Range
Montana Range

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Range Comments
Regional endemic centered on Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; restricted to southwestern Montana, eastern Idaho, and western Wyoming at an approximate elevation range of 2090-2750 m (Ferris and Brown 1981; Scott 1986; Opler and Wright 1999; Glassberg 2001 Debinski and Pritchard 2003; Debinski et al. 2013). In Montana, reported from most counties in the southwestern quarter of the state (Kohler 1980; Stanford and Opler 1993). Common (Glassberg 2001).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Migration
Non-migratory.

Habitat
Montane meadows, clearings, bogs (Ferris and Brown 1981; Scott 1986; Glassberg 2001). In Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (the bulk of the global range), reported predominantly in hydric and mesic meadows (less so in xeric meadows), open forest, and trailsides (Debinski and Pritchard 2002; Debinski et al. 2013).

Food Habits
Little information. Larval food plants include grasses, but grass species apparently not recorded (Ferris and Brown 1981; Opler and Wright 1999; Glassberg 2001; Debinski and Pritichard 2002). Adults feed on flower nectar, including Achillea, Collomia, and Senecio (Scott 1986, 2014; Debinski et al. 2013).

Reproductive Characteristics
Little information. Oviposition probably on grasses, eggs likely laid singly on undersides of blades, and probably hibernates (overwinters) as larvae, as is the case with C. tullia (Scott 1986, 1992). Males patrol in search of females (Scott 1986).

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