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Small Heath; Níspola

Coenonympha pamphilus


The Small Heath is a lateral basker, only ever resting with its wings closed and angled at 90° to the sun. The butterfly loosely resembles a small Meadow Brown, but the brown colour of the wings appears noticeably paler in flight. The wingspan is 24-30 mm.


Clear in a pine tree forest.


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/640 sec. f/13; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired

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Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jun 5, 2016
Submitted on Jan 19, 2017

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