Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Coenonympha pamphilus Linnaeus, 1758
Small Heath

Family: Nymphalidae
Checklist Number: 59.005

A common species most likely to be encountered on upland paths from May to October. Males are generally smaller and brighter than females but not easy to separate in the field

The larvae feed on fine grasses, especially fescues Festuca , meadow-grasses Poa , and bents Agrostis

Coenonympha pamphilus
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