Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood


Speckled Wood

Pararge aegeria

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RANGE: Europe except in north latitudes Asia to the Urals North Africa
HABITAT: Woodlands hedgerows and adjacent grassland margins
SIZE: 40mm
DIET: Caterpillar feeds on couch and other grasses
CONSERVATION STATUS: Often very abundant in preferred habitat
NOTES: Moving its range north apparently benefitting from global warming
because grass is so easily available for caterpillar. Wing pattern makes it harder to see in dappled sunlight.
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