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Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch

Speckled Wood - Pararge aegeria

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1614
Agassiz No.: 59.003

The aptly named Speckled Wood flies in partially shaded woodland with dappled sunlight. The male usually perches in a small pool of sunlight, from where it rises rapidly to intercept any intruder. Both sexes feed on honeydew in the tree tops and are rarely seen feeding on flowers, except early and late in the year when aphid activity is low. The range of this butterfly contracted during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but has spread back since the 1920.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

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More detailed information on this species can be found on the UK Butterflies website.


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