Coenonympha pamphilus (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Nymphalidae)


Couple

Forewing Length: 14-17mm, Wingspan: 32-36mm; Proboscis Length: 6.5-7mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
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 repens Nectar

Polygonum bistorta Nectar

Trifolium pratense Nectar

Trifolium repens Nectar

Cardamine pratensis

Galium saxatile Nectar

Urtica dioica Nectar

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

Several Braconidae Larvae

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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