Speckled Wood

Posted: September 7, 2016 in Butterflies and Moths, Natural History
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Speckled wood

Speckled wood

This common butterfly of gardens and parks is perhaps one of the most recognised as it has two broods a year, one in the spring and another in the summer. This ensures that individual adults are on the wing for most of the summer.

Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood

There are a number of sub-species with colour variations ranging from  white spots (more common in the north of its range) to orange spots (more common in the south of range).

Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood

 

 

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