Speckled Wood

Pararge aegeria – A few of these around at the moment in the woods. Always a joy to see. The delightfully named Speckled Wood is a butterfly very well adapted to dappled woodland glades, and it can tolerate shade better than most other butterflies.

Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria

© Peter Hillman ♦ 11th April 2020 ♦ Local wood, Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200

18 thoughts on “Speckled Wood

  1. I always find it fascinating how so many creatures seem to be drawn to perches and other resting places where they blend in perfectly with their surroundings. Do they look at their own wings (or other parts) and compare them to what’s around them? This one surely blends in beautifully!

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    • Thank you, Sandra 🙂 Sometimes you get lucky. It had already landed somewhere else at first, but it flew to this perch before I could get the shot in, so I had to be quick. You don’t get many second chances 🙂

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