Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Coenonympha tullia Muller, 1764
Large Heath

Family: Nymphalidae
Checklist Number: 59.004

Common on damp acid moorland from June to August. The northern subspecies scotica has virtually no spots on the underwings, unlike its southern counterpart

The main foodplant is Hare's-tail Cottongrass Eriophorum vaginatum but larvae occasionally use related species

Coenonympha tullia
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