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Butterfly  Small Heath

Small Heath Butterfly - Photo  Copyright 2001 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

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Latin name: Coenonympha pamphilus

Size: Wingspan approximately 30mms.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: May to October.

Habitat: Woodland edges, meadows, heathland, roadside verges and gardens.

Food: Nectar.

Special features: Looks like a miniature meadow brown. The colouring of the eye spots on the wings can be very variable.

The females lay their eggs singly on blades of grass. The green caterpillars are about 10mms long and feed at night to avoid predators.

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