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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.


Alpine meadow. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec.; f/16; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash

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Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jul 23, 2014
Submitted on Oct 17, 2014

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