Coenonympha pamphilus - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Lac Tolerme, 7 September 2009
Coenonympha pamphilus Adult


© Robin Howard

Coenonympha pamphilus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Small Heath
Le Procris

Wingspan: 30-36mm

A trivoltine species flying from March to late-October. Recorded from The meadows of Las Descargues and the plateau and from the limestone pavement of the Causse. A species of various grassy habitats.

The larva feeds on Eriophorum, Carex, Rhynchospora alba etc.