Speckled Wood Butterfly (Pararge aegeria)

The eggs are laid on a variety of grass host plants. The caterpillar is green with a short, forked tail, and the chrysalis (pupa) is green or dark brown. The species is able to overwinter in two totally separated developmental stages, as pupae or as half-grown larvae. This leads to a complicated pattern of several adult flights per year.

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Speckled wood butterfly

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One Response to Speckled Wood Butterfly (Pararge aegeria)

  1. Anne says:

    An attractive looking butterfly.

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