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.




Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Grasses Warm grassy places.

Russian heath distribution.


Early Stages




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