Darwin's heath - Coenonympha darwiniana

 

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: June-August

Size: mm

Altitude: 800-2100m

 

 

Like the Alpine heath, but has the two colour postdiscal band on the underside hindwing.

 Photos from Mark Ogden taken in the Dolomites.

 

 

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Grasses Warm grassy places.

Darwin's heath distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
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