Dusky heath - Coenonympha dorus


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.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Agrostis species Dry, bushy areas.

Dusky heath distribution


Early Stages




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