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The Speckled Wood Butterfly (Pararge aegeria) is of the family Acanthosomatidae which is in the genus Pararge. This is a very common species and is found throughout the Palearctic region. It occurs in a wide variety of habitats including urban gardens with a preference for shaded areas. Overwintering either as a lava or a pupa enables an extended flight season from April to October.
Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds
Sunday 16 August 2020
SPECKLED WOOD BUTTERFLY (Pararge aegeria) Lullymore West Bog, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Labels: Bog of Allen, butterfies, Butterflies of Co. Kildare, Butterflies of Europe, Co. Kildare, Ireland, Irish Butterflies, lepidoptera, Lullymore, Lullymore West Bog, Pararge aegeria, Speckled Wood Butterfly