Coenonympha nipisiquit

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Maritime ringlet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Coenonympha
Species: C. nipisiquit
Binomial name
Coenonympha nipisiquit
McDunnough, 1939

Coenonympha nipisiquit, the maritime ringlet, is a rare butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is a "species at risk" in Canada due to water pollution and its limited range.[1] Its range is restricted in Canada from New Brunswick to Quebec.[2]


The maritime ringlet is only found in the salt marshes of New Brunswick and Quebec, Canada.[3] The maritime ringlet is preyed on by birds and larger insects.

Similar species[edit]

Coenonympha tullia – common ringlet


  1. ^ "Canadian Biodiversity: Species: Species at risk: Maritime Ringlet Butterfly". Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  2. ^ Maritime Ringlet, CBIF
  3. ^ Sei M. (2009). Flight and Oviposition Behavior of the Adult Maritime Ringlet (Coenonympha nipisiquit McDunnough) Females in Response to Microhabitat. Journal of Insect Behavior 22:87-100.

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