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Pearly heath, Weißbindiges Wiesenvögelchen

Coenonympha arcania


The butterfly reach a wingspan of 28 to 35 millimeters. Their front wing are colored ochre to orange and gray and have a wide, dark edge. The upper sides of the hind wings are dark brown. The wing undersides of the wings is coulored from gray to orange. On the back wings is dominated a wide, white line. At these boundaries are several black eye spots, which are white and edged orange and black. They are different in size. Between the edge of the eye and the edge of the wing is a white-grey line that follows the contour of the wing edge. The undersides of the front wings are colored orange and slightly greyish at the edges. Caterpillars are 20 mm lang and green colored with white line.


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Coenonympha arcania is in strong decline in some regions. Particularly protected in Germany

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Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Lat: 48.23, Long: 9.46

Spotted on Jun 24, 2018
Submitted on Nov 4, 2018

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