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|CHESTNUT HEATH (Coenonympha glycerion)|
The genus Coenonympha comprises 39 known species, found variously in North America, Europe, north Africa and temperate areas of Asia. There are 14 species in Europe.
Coenonympha glycerion is found across much of Europe from northern Portugal to Russia, but is absent from many areas including Britain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, southern Spain and western France. Beyond Europe it's range extends to Siberia, Mongolia and Japan.
The size and number of ocelli on the underside wings varies considerably according to locality. In the Spanish subspecies C. glycerion iphioides they are particularly prominent.
Coenonympha glycerion is found in sheltered grassy habitats including sub-alpine hay meadows, woodland clearings and scrubby grassland, at elevations between about 300-1800 metres.
The caterpillar when fully grown is pale green, with a prominent white stripe below the spiracles, and a series of thin faint whitish stripes along the back. It feeds nocturnally on grasses including Brachypodium sylvaticum, Cynosurus cristatus, Briza media, Melica ciliata and Bromus erectus.
Both sexes commonly nectar at a wide range of flowers including ox-eye daisy, heather, scabious, thyme, vetches and umbellifers.
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Excellent BG and composition. Nice detailed photograph of this "Chestnut Heath". Very good sharpness with stunning color.
Thanks and regards,
- [2016-06-06 12:18]
Fantastic sharp detailed macro of this butterfly.Splendid light and colors with a nice contrasting blurred background. Fine composition too.
- [2016-06-06 16:11]
Hi Marius,absolutely fantastic this capture! A specie that i never seen in my fields,in a spectacular pic,the best sharpness and bright colors,super work! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano