Butterfly - Small Heath
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Taken at Saligo Bay, Islay on 12th July 2017 using Nikon D5200 with
Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 


Taken at Baron's Haugh on 15th June 2016 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Taken at Culter Water on 14th July 2015 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Taken at Culter Water on 14th July 2015 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Taken at Aberlady on 30th August 2015 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Butterfly - Small Heath.
Scientific Name:
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.