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Latin name - Coenonympha pamphilus

Flight period - March to September

Wingspan 3.4 to 3.8 cm, 1.34 to 1.5 inch.

The Small Heath is a small, inconspicuous butterfly of heathland, moorland, grassland and coastal habitats, rarely settling more than a yard above the ground. It is fairly shy and always perches with its wings closed. It is an inconspicuous yellow-orange and has one eyespot on the forewings.

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