Description
This butterfly is dark brown with cream coloured spots and has several cream ringed dark brown eye spots. It also has a fine cream cresents on the outer wing edges. The underside is a marbled light brown. Both the female and the male are alike.

 

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

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Underside

Where to sight species

Prefers shady woodland, although can be seen in shady parts of the garden.

Nettlecombe, Cranmore, Alverstone, many other areas.

 

 

 

© Zoe Hughes
Sighting Times
Early Spring to Early Autumn.

 

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