Speckled Wood Butterfly

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.