Pearly heath - Coenonympha arcania


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: May - August

Size: 34-40mm

Altitude: 50-1800m

There are a  number of 'Heaths' in Europe the big white area is characteristic for this one. Like other species of the genus Coenonympha they always settle with their wings closed. Identification is usually reasonably easy, the only possible confusion for this one is with Darwin's heath, Coenonympha darwiniana.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Poa pratensis, melica ciliata, Holcus lanatus


Pearly heath distribution


Early Stages




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