Name: Small Heath
Scientific name: Coenonympha pamphilus
Nature Stars: 60
About: A small butterfly, mostly beigey orange above, orange and grey below. Wingspan measures about 3.5 cm. A butterfly of heathland, moorland, grassland and coastal habitats, on the wing throughout the summer in two or three broods, April to October. Caterpillars feed on a variety of grasses.
How to identify: A small, fairly shy, beige and grey butterfly with one eye spot on the front wings. Most likely to be confused with day-flying moths.
Where: Found throughout the country.
Fantastic fact: The closely related Large Heath is a butterfly of boggy moorland.
Photograph credit: Keith Warmington/www.warmies.co.uk