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Pearly Heath; Ninfa perlada

Coenonympha arcania


Medium size butterfly with a wingspan of 30-38 mm. Anverse of the forewing of the male is orange-yellow with a dark band on the margin. The hindwing is dark brown. The reverse of the hindwing presents a broad irregular white band delimited by several ocela. The ocela consist of a white pupil, surrounded by a black ring, an orange one and finally delimited by a black thin line. The ocela S2, S3 and S4 are aligned and S1 is residual or absent. Usually a silver band delimits the wing margin, but not always.


Spotted at a clearing in a pine tree forest. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/800 sec.; f/14; 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, 2015
Submitted on Jul 7, 2015

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