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Small heath ( Coenonympha pamphilus)
Photo by of England

Small heath ( Coenonympha pamphilus)

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Feeding on Pyramidal Orchid (Late June 2006)
Wingspan 3.2-3.6cm. Wings are yellowish orange to deep orange. Eye tip at spot of forewing. Underside a inconspicuuous grey brown pattern.
Flight period..mid march to mid Oct. with longitudinal lines and a pale forked tail with stubbly hairs....feeds onseveral bent grasses, fescues.

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