FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Coenonympha pamphilus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Lepidoptera / Nymphalidae
Small Heath     Kannella zgħir
Further Information:
A species widespread in Eurasia and northwestern Africa and frequent in the Maltese islands. It prefers drier habitats than other Coenonymphae species. The larva is feeds o some grass species such as Festuca spp. and Poa spp. The butterfly may somewhat look like the small Meadow Brown, but it is paler especially during flight. Its wingspan measures between 30-35mm and in Malta it makes two broods, the 2nd one in early Summer producing slightly larger and paler specimens.






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