Butterfly - Small Heath
Taken at Saligo Bay, Islay on 12th July 2017 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 15th June 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File


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Butterfly - Small Heath.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Coenonympha pamphilus.
Lepidoptera.
Nymphalidae.
Food:

Wingspan:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:

Feature:
The larval host plants are grasses.
Adults feed on nectar.
Male: 33 mm. Female:37 mm
Well-drained meadow and steppe habitats.
Usually two, occasionally three, broods and is on the wing from mid May until early October.
The small heath is a lateral basker, only ever resting with its wings closed and angled at 90° to the sun.