Dusky heath - Coenonympha dorus

Underside.  

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: June - August

Size: 28-34mm

Altitude: 100-1700m

One of a number of quite similar species in the genus Coenonympha. The Dusky heath is a heat lover, I saw them in Morocco flying over an arid  rocky plain, with the temperature in the 50s.

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Agrostis species Dry, bushy areas.

Dusky heath distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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