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Small HeathCoenonympha pamphilus
|2 July 1994||24 May 1999|
The Small Heath is a grassland butterfly which is usually found on large
areas of grassland, and much less often on roadside verges and
woodland rides than the other common grassland species. Several
grass species are used as larval foodplants.
The species has become less common in our area in recent years, as can
be seen from the distribution map. There is still plenty of apparently
Flight PeriodMostly from mid May to late June, with lower numbers through to about the end of August from a partial second generation.
DistributionMainly in the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean, but also on suitable habitat elsewhere in our area.