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.




Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Grasses Warm grassy places.

Darwin's heath distribution.


Early Stages




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