Coenonympha dorus

Dusky Heath

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Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011

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Var, France, July 2009

Field notes and information

The bold underside markigns make this butterfly quite distinctive. It flies in very hot dry grassy places in the western Mediterranean region where it is often widespread and common.

Identification & Similar species: The underside is distinctive.

Distribution & Flight: From Spain, south France and sporadic in central Italy. Flies from June to August.

Habitat & Behaviour: Very hot dry grassy places with stones rocks and bare earth. Often with scrub or in clearings.

Variation: Very variable in most respects.

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Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011

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Prov. Malaga, Spain, July 2013

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Almeria, Spain, July 2013

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Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011

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Var, France, July 2009

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Var, France, July 2009

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Var, France, July 2009

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Prov. Malaga, Spain, July 2013

The threadwing antlion Nemoptera bipennis.

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Prov. Malaga, Spain, July 2013

The threadwing antlion Nemoptera bipennis.