Coenonympha pamphilus (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Nymphalidae)


Couple

Forewing Length: 14-17mm;
Wingspan: 32-36mm;
Proboscis Length: 6.5-7mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
May - September
(10 - 15 Days)
January - December March - September April - October
(Earliest: 8.5)
(2 Generations)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Many Poaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Ranunculus acris Nectar

Ranunculus repens Nectar

Bistorta officinalis Nectar

Trifolium pratense Nectar

Trifolium repens Nectar

Cardamine pratensis

Galium saxatile Nectar

Urtica dioica Nectar

Epilobium angustifolium Nectar

Stellaria graminea Nectar

Calluna vulgaris Nectar
Parasitoids:
Casinaria petiolaris Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Coenonympha pamphilus
UK Butterflies Small Heath
Nature Spot: Small Heath - Coenonympha pamphilus
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Coenonympha pamphilus
Lepiforum: Coenonympha pamphilus


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