Friday, June 18, 2010

Another Butterfly ~ Speckled Wood

As seen on our veg patch today! 

Speckled Wood
Pararge aegeria(Linnaeus, 1758)

Family Nymphalidae

The Speckled Wood is a common species found in woodland and scrub where dappled sunlight and areas of lush grass grow in damper areas. The male will often be seen perched with wings wide open in areas of sunlight chasing intruders and females which wander by. Both male and female butterflies feed on honeydew in tree tops only occsionally being seen feeding on flowers.

The Speckled Wood breeds in woodland habitats lanes and tracks between tall hedgerows parks, gardens, and scrub. It seems to prefer slightly damp areas where there is tall grass and some dappled shade.

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1 comment:

Jan said...

That's a lovely photo