Russian heath - Coenonympha leander

 

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: May-August

Size: mm

Altitude: 350-1900m

 

 

A species with a distribution in the east of Europe, where it is locally common.

The yellow ringed spots on the inside edge of the hindwing are a good identification guide.

 Photos from Mark Ogden taken in Bulgaria.

 

 

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Grasses Warm grassy places.

Russian heath distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
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