Vaucher's heath - Coenonympha vaucheri

Underside

Family: Satyridae.

Flight Time: Late May - September.

Size: 34-40mm

Altitude: 1800-4167m

Notes:

A really beautiful Heath this one. The big white mark is unique to Vaucher's heath. They inhabit the highest reaches of the High Atlas, I saw them flying on the summit of Djebel Toubkhal, which at 4166m is the highest point in North Africa..

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

None with mark

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Dry with sparse vegetation.

Vaucher's heath distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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