Butterfly - Speckled Wood
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Taken at Musselburgh on 8th October 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 


Taken at Musselburgh on 24th August 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Speckled Wood.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Pararge aegeria.
Lepidoptera.
Nymphalidae.
Food:

Wingspan:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
Larval food plants include a variety of grass
species.The adult is nectar feeding
Average for male and female 5.1 mm.
On the borders of woodland areas.
Several flights per year.
The males of this species exhibit two types of mate
locating behaviors: territorial defense and patrolling.
The female must choose which type of male can help
her reproduce successfully. Her decision is heavily
influenced by environmental conditions.