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Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch

Small Heath - Coenonympha pamphilus

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1627
Agassiz No.: 59.005

The Small Heath is an inconspicuous butterfly that flies only in sunshine and rarely settles more than a metre above the ground. Its wings are always kept closed when at rest. The number of broods and the flight periods are variable and adults may be seen continuously from late April to September on some sites in our area. This relatively widespread butterfly can occupy a range of habitat types and, although its range has changed little, many colonies have disappeared in recent decades.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

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References

More detailed information on this species can be found on the UK Butterflies website.


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