Pararge aegeria   Speckled Wood

Pararge aegeria Pararge aegeria underside

This butterfly feeds mostly off honeydew from aphids which are plentiful in the trees surrounding our house. In the Autumn I find it is attracted to the Sedum Spectabile just like all the other butterflies. It was in decline but has spread back to the North of the country and Scotland.

Pararge aegeria large Pararge aegeria large
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LHS: Our Garden, Cheshire 4th September 2002 RHS: Garden 28th July 2008

Added on 17th October 2004, amended on January 30th 2005, updated 27th June 2008 and 28th July 2008

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