Speckled Wood Butterfly (Pararge aegeria)
Speckled Wood is a brown color butterfly generally found in the woodland and throughout the Palearctic ecozone. This Speckled Wood butterfly species has a many subspecies such as Pararge aegeria aegeria, Pararge aegeria tircis, Pararge aegeria oblita, and Pararge aegeria insula.
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Speckled Wood Butterfly Description
The speckled wood butterfly is a brown color butterfly with yellowish and orange spots on the wings. It is also has a several eyes spot on the wings. Both male and female look similar in appearance.
The underside wings of this butterfly are light and dark brown in color. speckled wood butterfly caterpillar is yellowish to green with a dark green stripe on the back and sides.
Speckled Wood Butterfly Facts
|speckled wood butterfly||Specification|
|Scientific name||Pararge aegeria|
|wingspan||5.1 cm (2 in)|
|Caterpillar length||up to 2.7 cm|
|Distribution||Britain, southwest England, parts of Wales, western Scotland, Northern and central Europe, Asia Minor, Syria, Russia, and Central Asia.|
|Habitat||shady woodland edges, hedgerows, scrub, forest, meadow steppe, forest, woods, glades, gardens.|
|Food||Grass, flower nectar, and host plant leaf.|
|Life Span||Average 6 to 12 month|
speckled wood butterfly life cycle
This speckled wood butterfly generally, seen in the from March to October. The female butterfly always lay small round shaped white eggs on host plants leaf. After some days caterpillars come out from the eggs and it is hatch for ten days. The caterpillars feed only during the day and night on host plants. caterpillars have a green color skin.
After some day caterpillar has light green color chrysalis on the body and this Pupae attached with the foodplant.
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