The small heath is typically found in meadows and pastures. Although it prefers abandoned fields with short grass, it can also be common in fields of alfalfa. It flight is weak, close to the ground, where it sits on the stems of grasses. It is small and cryptically coloured but is unlikely to be confused with any other species. It begins to fly in March-April and continues on the wing until the end of summer. It hibernates as a larva.
Scientific name: Coenonympha pamphilus
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