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The Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus is a butterfly species belonging to the family Nymphalidae, (subfamily Satyrinae, commonly known as "the Browns"). It is widespread in Eurasia and northwestern Africa, preferring drier habitats than other Coenonymphae. The larval host plants are grasses, notably Sheep's Fescue and rough meadow grass Poa trivialis.
Well-drained meadow and steppe habitats.In the mountains it reaches the subalpine zone (1,500-2,000 m above sea level)
Spotted on Aug 13, 2014
Submitted on Aug 22, 2014