Coenonympha hero

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Coenonympha hero
Coenonympha hero - Wald-Wiesenvögelchen.jpg
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Coenonympha
Species: C. hero
Binomial name
Coenonympha hero
Linnaeus, 1761

The Scarce Heath (Coenonympha hero) is a butterfly species belonging to the family Nymphalidae. It can be found in Central Europe, Northern Europe and Asia. It resembles Coenonympha arcania.

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Illustration from John Curtis's British Entomology Volume 5

The butterflies fly in one generation from May to July.

The larvae feed on various grasses.

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