Chestnut heath - Coenonympha glycerion


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: late May - August

Size: mm

Altitude: 250-2100m

Pictured above is the form iphioides of the Chestnut heath, listed by some as a separate species the Spanish heath. Below is the typical form, photographed in Slovenia.

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution
  Brachypodium Grassy, bushy places.

Chestnut heath distribution


Early Stages




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