Coenonympha rhodopensis

Eastern Large Heath

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SE Serbia, June 2012

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SE Serbia, June 2012

Field notes and information

A grassland specialist, it is found in open places at and above the treeline dominated by grasses.

Identification & Similar species: The underside hindwing yellow surrounded black spots are characteristic for this variable species.

Distribution & Flight: Sporadic from north Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, FYROM, Romania, Croatia, central and northern Italy. Flies in June and July.

Habitat & Behaviour: Open grasslands above and around the treeline.

Variation: A very variable species.

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SE Serbia, June 2012

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SE Serbia, June 2012

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Rila Mts, Bulgaria, July 2004