Butterfly - Speckled Wood
Taken at Musselburgh on 25th April 2021 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Musselburgh on 28th July 2020 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode Fact File

Speckled Wood Butterfly

Taken at Tyninghame Bay on 23rd June 2019 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Taken at Musselburgh on 24th August 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

 
Speckled Wood.
Species:
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.