Speckled Wood Butterfly
Latin Name: Parage aegeria.
Description: The speckled wood butterfly has brown wings with creamy-yellow coloured spots on the upper wing with one small dark eye spot near the tip of the upper wing. The lower wings have creamy-yellow coloured spots and a row of three dark eye spots.
Size: The wingspan of the speckled wood butterfly is approximately 50mm.
Habitat: This butterfly can be found in woodlands and hedgerows.
Food: The speckled wood butterfly feeds on the honeydew secreted by aphids. The caterpillar of the speckled wood butterfly feeds on grasses.
Distribution: The speckled wood butterfly is found throughout Europe.
Months Seen: The speckled wood butterfly adult can be seen between March and October.
Did You Know?
- The speckled wood can hibernate as a caterpillar or a chrysallis.