Speckled Wood

Pararge aegeria

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Breacfhéileacán Coille [IRL]

Le Tircis [F]

Laubfalter [D]

Distribution Map (dark areas indicate presence) and Flight Times of this species - \nNB See General Information page for accuracy information

Woodlands, hedgerows.



47-50mm (1.85 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

This is a very common species of woodland and shady hedgerows. It has dark brown wings with a creamy spotted pattern.
It is very territorial,fighting off intruding butterflies and other insects.
It has a long flying season and can be seen flying even in dull weather.