Butterflies - Mid Wales

Speckled Wood butterfly

A territorial butterfly. The Speckled wood counts as one of the our most territorial butterflies. It is avidly defends any patch of sunlight in its woodland environment. In the butterfly garden, idividuals venture out from the neighbouring woodland to nectar on various flowers such as this Rudbeckia.

Name: Speckled wood

Latin: Pararge aegeria

Family: Satyridae

Origin: Wales

Food plant: Grases